Gene Mauch

Gene Mauch

The Phillies’ improbable collapse in September 1964 is usually attributed to Gene Mauch’s decision to start Jim Bunning and Chris Short on short rest in the final weeks of the season, but several other questionable ingame decisions contributed to their rapid loss of ground to the Cardinals and Reds. He tended to work for one run at a time, calling for sacrifice bunts and giving up too many outs for the sake of advancing a runner. (COURTESY OF THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)

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