Sport: Two Paths to Glory

The Dodger farm boys challenge those Yankee dandies

It was a duel that will be remembered in baseball lore. Two men, symbols of two very different baseball philosophies, fought a ninth-inning battle for the second game of the 1978 World Series. One was the best pressure hitter that money could buy, the New York Yankees' Mr. October, Reggie Jackson. The other was the finest young fastballer that the sport's best farm system could produce, the Los Angeles Dodgers' new Mr. Koufax, 21-year-old Rookie Bob Welch. For seven minutes of exquisite tension, nine sizzling pitches...

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