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A History of Goats

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This article helps provide perspective. Even the Babe:: "Holliday, however unfortunate to have missed the ball due to glare or the white hankies being waved by the fans at Dodger Stadium, is on both sides now. He joins a fraternity that includes the likes of Smith, Bill Buckner, Mickey Owen, Fred Merkle, Willie Davis, Justin Verlander, Fred Snodgrass, Herb Washington and Babe Ruth. Yes, even The Bambino was a goat once. You have to have goats if you have heroes. The decisive Game 7 of the 1926 World Series ended with Ruth trying unsuccessfully to steal second, leaving the capable Bob Meusel in the batter's box unable to swing away with the score 3-2, St. Louis."

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