Monday, January 9, 2012

"Meet Your Pallbearers!"

1959 Topps #551 Fred Haney
"Meet your pallbearers gentlemen. Don't you want to meet your pallbearers?"- Manager Fred Haney, referring to reporters and photographers who entered the team's clubhouse after the Braves' third straight loss- a loss which allowed the Cardinals to climb within 2.5 games of the Braves. Milwaukee had been 8.5 games ahead of St. Louis around Labor Day-less than two weeks prior to his statement. Sound familiar? Well, the 1957 Braves would go back on a tear, winning not only the N.L. pennant, but the World Series as well.

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