Sport: The Base Thief

The ball game was in the 13th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers were still locked tight in a 3-3 tie with the Houston Colts. In the Dodger dugout. Manager Walt Alston issued crisp orders to his lead-off batter, Shortstop Maurice Morning Wills—"If you get on, run.''

Wills needed no urging. Drawing a walk, he streaked for second on the first pitch, skidded in safely on his belly a split second before the Colt catcher's throw. Three pitches later, he stole third as well.

this time piling in under the bag with a neat hook...

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