Tuesday, June 10, 2014
RIP Bob Welch - For One Moment...
He struggled with alcoholism during his career, which was unknown until he wrote a book about it in 1981. Obviously, he overcame it.
But if you're of an age, what stands out was his classic showdown with Reggie Jackson in Game Two of the 1978 World Series. The hard throwing rookie vs. the game's biggest star. It was the kind of moment that makes the World Series The Fall Classic.
As this article tells, Reggie got even in Game Six (that shot almost went to the moon!), but oh, it was a scintillating nine-pitch at bat in Game Two.