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‘Fearless’ Ferris Fain: Two Batting Titles and a Knock at Reggie Jackson

"Reggie Jackson doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame any more than my grandmother does," Ferris Fain said in 1995. "How many runners did he keep from advancing with all those strikeouts?"

Fain had a point about strikeouts.

In the seventh game of the 1962 World Series, the New York Yankees had the bases loaded with no outs in the top of the fifth inning at Candlestick Park. Tony Kubek hit into a double play, scoring Bill Skowron from third base with the game's only run.

Sometimes, even a double play beats a strikeout.

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