Series makes reader wonder

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006

I spent over three months this summer looking after my elderly parents Outside. Dad is 91 and Mom is 90. After nearly 60 years of hearing the same favorite stories told in various versions, I am amazed that there is still so much that I don’t know about my folks. For instance: I learned two weeks ago that my Mom was a big Detroit Tigers fan back in the 30’s and 40’s. So, I looked up the Tigers’ record and discovered that they went to the World Series in 1934, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. They came back in ’35, winning over the Cubs in six games. They lost to the Reds in ’40, beat the Cubs in ‘45 and had to wait almost a quarter century until 1968, when they beat the Cards in seven games. They almost swept the Padres in ‘84. So what’s the big deal about them being there now? And is there a media conspiracy to prevent us from knowing that this (was) the third Series out of seven where they (were) facing the Cardinals?

Bill Gronvold


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