Today is Sunday, September 9, as was the case in 1951. The Giants were in Brooklyn in desperate need of a win to get relatively close. The crowd was even more partisan than usual.

I saw a play that I have never seen before or since. In the bottom of the first, with Maglie pitching, the Dodgers had men on first and third, and attempted a double steal. Westrum fired, seemingly to second base, but Maglie intercepted the throw, and Reese was nailed at third by Bobby Thomson. The play is scored as 2-1-5.

The Giants won that game 2-1 and got to 51/2 games out. You know how the rest turned out.