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In Game 4 of the 1929 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics, down 8-0 to the Cubs in the seventh, staged the biggest comeback rally in Series history to win the game. Seventy-five years later to the day, down by the same score to a Yankee pitcher throwing a perfect game, the Sox almost duplicated the feat.
The Globe's Gordon Edes narrates an audio Flash presentation on the rollicking Game 1, in which the Sox, if nothing else, showed Yankee fans what to do with their Moose placards.
Pre-game listening: Two versions of "Lazy Daddy" by the Wolverine Band featuring a young Bix Beiderbecke, and "Mistreatin' Daddy" by Bessie Smith.
Plus: a clip of the new "Tessie" by the Dropkick Murphys.
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The White Cleats Athletics Photo Archive from which the photo above is taken has some outstanding historical baseball images, including a striking panorama of the '29 champions, and an informally-posed portrait of the 1913 A's that might be one of my favorite team photos ever.