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Encyclopedia > Don Liddle

Don Liddle (May 25, 1925 - June 5, 2000) was a baseball player for the New York Giants from 1954 to 1956. Was the winning pitcher of the decisive Game Four of the 1954 World Series. Was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers for Bobby Thomson in 1954. Born and died in Mount Carmel, IL. May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Baseball is popular in the Americas and East Asia. ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Robert Brown Bobby Thomson (born October 25, 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland), nicknamed The Staten Island Scot, is a Scottish-American former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the New York Giants (1946-53, 1957), Milwaukee Braves (1954-57), Chicago Cubs (1958-59), Boston Red Sox... Mount Carmel is the county seat of Wabash County, Illinois. ...

External Sources: http://www.baseball-reference.com/l/liddldo01.shtml

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Don Liddle - BR Bullpen (869 words)
Don Liddle (pronounced LID-ul) was a pitcher 12 years (1946-1957), four in the Majors (1953-1956) and eight in the minors (1946-1952 and 1957).
Liddle was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 17, 1953, with the Milwaukee Braves.
Liddle was also on the mound in Game One of the Series in the Polo Grounds when Willie Mays made his famous over-the-shoulder catch, running down a 460-foot fly ball hit by Vic Wertz of Cleveland.
The Catch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (347 words)
So, with runners on first and second, Giants manager Leo Durocher summoned lefty relief pitcher Don Liddle to replace Maglie and pitch to Cleveland's Vic Wertz, also a left-hander.
The throw nearly caught Doby, who had been running in the belief that the ball would not be caught, before he returned safely to second base.
The play prevented the Indians from taking the lead and in the bottom of the 10th, the Giants won the game on their way to sweeping the Series.
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