Comment of the Day: there were others at the 1960 World Series

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Reader Joerf was at Game 7 as well:

My father and I were at the game.  We were sitting in a box on the first base side, the tickets were a gift from one of his clients.  My dad wasn’t much of a baseball fan but I loved it.  Benny Benack was playing “the Bucs are going all the way, all the way this year.”

People were singing on the way into the park.  My dad wanted to leave
because the Yankees were winning in the 8th and I wouldn’t budge so we stayed.  I had a coke in one hand and was so excite when Maz came up to bat.  When he hit that home run the Coke went flying into the air and everyone was screaming and crying.

It was one of the top events in my life.  I always tell my kids #1 seeing the Beatles, #2 Maz’s homerun, #3 meeting my husband & #4 having them.  It was a great day . . . and night.

Great story. But I do have to say, Joerf — with all due respect to your father, be he with us still or elsewhere — wanting to leave Game 7 of the World Series early would . . . not have been the best choice. Glad you talked him out of it.

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.