Storied Matchup

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photoBoston's Red Sox are in the World Series for the first time since 1986. The team that has a long history of getting so close and blowing it in the end came back from a 0-3 deficit against the Yankees to do it.

As fate would have it, vanquishing one foe has led to meeting another long-time rival. The St. Louis Cardinals are back, and they're sure hoping history is on their side again. Who could forget the 1967 pitching duel between the Cardinals' Bob Gibson and Sox pitcher, Jim Lonborg?

Hear the story of a storied matchup: Red Sox vs the Cardinals.


Leigh Montville, author of "Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero," former sportswriter for The Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated

Dave Kindred, columnist for The Sporting News and author of "Glove Stories: The Collective Baseball Writings of Dave Kindred"

Jim Lonborg, former Red Sox pitcher, won two games in the 1967 World Series

Mike Andrews, played nine years with the Red Sox organization, was on the 1977 "Impossible Dream Team"

Mike Shannon, played third base for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1962-1970, was on the 1967 team, now a Cardinals broadcaster for KMOX

Julia Ruth Stevens, Babe Ruth's daughter

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor The Atlantic Monthly

This program aired on October 22, 2004.


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