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Quotation by Walter Wellesley Smith
In the eighth, Hermanski smashed a drive to the scoreboard. Henrich backed against the board and leaped either four or fourteen feet into the air. He stayed aloft so long he looked like an empty uniform hanging in its locker. When he came down he had the ball.
Walter Wellesley (Red) Smith (1905–1982), U.S. author, sports columnist, reporter. The New York Times, "Next to Godliness" (October 3, 1947). The Red Smith Reader, ch. 4, Random House (1982).
Gene Hermanski played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Tommy Henrich played for the New York Yankees. Smith was writing about the 1947 World Series games that the Yankees won 4 games to 3.
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