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Why Orlando Cepeda Was Ecstatic the Day He Went Hitless Five Times

Orlando Cepeda played in three World Series. The first was in 1962 against New York's other team, the New York Yankees.

It was not a good series for Cepeda or for the San Francisco Giants.

New York Yankees' manager Ralph Houk and right-handed pitcher Ralph Terry agreed that Terry would face left-hand hitting Willie McCovey in the ninth inning of the seventh game with the potential tying run on third and the potential winning run on second.

Right-handed slugger Orlando Cepeda was on deck.

The percentage move would have been to face Cepeda, since he hit from the right side, but Houk went against the book and won.  Houk took more of a gamble than many realized.

Neither McCovey nor Cepeda had hit much in the S...

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