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If you’re like me, you grew up familiar with the Humm Baby Roger Craig who seemed to be a cheery elderly uncle for the motley Giants crew, knew how to guide them toward excellence, and was always optimistic. But here’s a shot of him when he was on the other side, pitching for the Dodgers in 1959. This is Craig juggling some baseballs while waiting to find out whether the Dodgers would play the Milwaukee Braves in a three-game playoff for the pennant. He’d pitched a complete-game, 1-run game against the Cubs to put the Dodgers in position for the playoff.

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