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Bizarre baseball play
Cubs with Ernie Banks against Cardinals with Stan Musial

Paul Gaston
Gaston's original Cubs program for the June 30, 1959 game
Courtesy of Paul Gaston
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One of the great things about baseball is that when you go to a game, you may see something you've never seen before: a player hitting for the cycle, Len Barker's perfect game, Asdrubal Cabrera's unassisted triple play, or a slow-footed catcher named Glenn Brummer trying to steal home in the bottom of the twelfth and making it. But WKSU commentator Paul Gaston can top that with the very first major league game he ever say, 50 years ago today.
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That's quite the story, thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Carlos (Chicago) on September 12, 2011 2:09AM
Well, that's quite a story. I am especially impressed by a 16 year old making his way to the game on the El in Chicago.

Posted by: Jeanne Bailey (Edina, MN) on August 29, 2009 9:06AM
I'm so glad Beth shared this with us. I've heard the story before, but it's still a joy to listen to.

God Speed!

Posted by: Chris Moon (La Crosse, WI) on July 1, 2009 6:27PM
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