The Rest of the Story… Merkle’s Boner

Every fan of baseball history knows the story of Merkle’s Boner. The 19-year kid who failed to touch second base on the game winning hit which forced the one-game playoff between the Cubs and Giants back in 1908.

But what is lesser known is that if Merkle had touched second and the Giants had won, that would have given Christy Mathewson the victory. He would have ended up with 374 wins which would have given him sole possesion of 3rd place on the all-time wins list.

As it turned out, he is tied with Grover Alexander with 373.

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