Sport: Face Saver

Three Pittsburgh pitchers had been mauled for 15 hits in the first eight innings; yet the Pirates were still in the game, tied 9-9 with the San Francisco Giants. Out of the bullpen strode little (5 ft. 8 in., 155 Ibs.) Elroy Leon Face, and suddenly the crowd at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field knew everything would be all right. It was. Face shackled Giant batters for three innings, and the Pirates won in the eleventh, 12-9.

Righthander Face is the chief reason the Pirates are still in the National League pennant race. He has won ten without a defeat, saved four more games...

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