Michael Beschloss — who runs one of the best accounts on Twitter if you’re into historical documents and photographs — just posted this image of a program from the 1946 World Series on his Twitter feed:
That classic World Series featured two of the greatest hitters of all time — Stan Musial for the Cardinals, Ted Williams for the Red Sox — and went the distance, with St. Louis coming out on top in Game 7, 4-3. Let’s hope for another memorable showing this year between two of the most-storied franchises in MLB.
You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.
The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.
Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.