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I remember reading this article in Sports Illustrated 23 years ago.

It is a GREAT read.

 

 

The Razor's Edge

(By William Nack)

...... As the Cincinnati Reds chased a pennant in 1940, a dark family legacy tortured the mind of catcher Willard Hershberger .

http://www.si.com/vault/1991/05/06/124126/the-razors-edge-as-the-cincinnati-reds-chased-a-pennant-in-1940-a-dark-family-legacy-tortured-the-mind-of-catcher-willard-hershberger

 

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On 8/28/2014 at 1:13 PM, OFFNY said:

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I remember reading this article in Sports Illustrated 23 years ago.

It is a GREAT read.

 

The Razor's Edge

(By William Nack)

...... As the Cincinnati Reds chased a pennant in 1940, a dark family legacy tortured the mind of catcher Willard Hershberger.

http://www.si.com/vault/1991/05/06/124126/the-razors-edge-as-the-cincinnati-reds-chased-a-pennant-in-1940-a-dark-family-legacy-tortured-the-mind-of-catcher-willard-hershberger

 

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The author of this great article has died.

William Nack was 77 years-old.

 

Veteran Writer William Nack Dies

(By Charlotte Carroll)

https://www.si.com/more-sports/2018/04/14/Sports-Illustrated-writer-william-nack-dies

 

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On 8/28/2014 at 1:13 PM, OFFNY said:

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I remember reading this article in Sports Illustrated 23 years ago.

It is a GREAT read.

 

 

The Razor's Edge

(By William Nack)

...... As the Cincinnati Reds chased a pennant in 1940, a dark family legacy tortured the mind of catcher Willard Hershberger .

http://www.si.com/vault/1991/05/06/124126/the-razors-edge-as-the-cincinnati-reds-chased-a-pennant-in-1940-a-dark-family-legacy-tortured-the-mind-of-catcher-willard-hershberger

 

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Willard Hershberger was born 108 years ago, yesterday.

 

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