Kids Snatch a Flag

By Francis Kinlaw

This article was published in the 2013 The National Pastime.

Scouts and managers extoll as a kernel of truth:“Experience will trump the value of youth”;That theory is touted at the most crucial times,When pressure is greatest, with so much on the line. One team turned that thought on its earWith a measure of fame that lasts to this year;In baseball’s annals, the “Whiz Kids” are uniqueDespite a closing act that was just a bit weak. In the spring of ’50, enthusiasm was tepid at Shibe ParkThe Phils’ ambitions were accompanied by a question . . .

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