50 Hits, 45 Runs and No Touchdowns
When legendary Chicago Cubs announcer Jack Brickhouse stated “six runs won’t win this game” as Philadelphia Phillies cruised into the lead on a gusty day at Wrigley Field, it would prove to be one of the great understatements in baseball history as the sides combined for 45 runs.
For Episode 5 of the Box Score Show, Kevin Chroust and Chris DeSalvo take you back to May 17, 1979 and the era of disco, mustaches aplenty and, on this day, dingers.
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