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More Info on Gene Mauch

Updated: August 10, 2000, 8:13 AM ET
By Nick Acocella | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game Sept. 27, 1964 - The Phillies had lost six straight and their 6-game lead less than a week earlier had dwindled to a mere half game. To stop the slide, manager Gene Mauch called on Jim Bunning, even though his ace righthander would be working on only two days rest against the Milwaukee Braves. (Lefthander Chris Short already had started - and lost - with two days rest two days earlier.)

The strategy didn't work. The Braves scored two in the first, and Bunning was battered ...

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