Thursday, August 16, 2007

Respect the streak

A moment of rememberance, please. Fifty years ago on this day was one of baseball's greatest moments:
During an August 17, 1957 game, Ashburn hit a foul ball into the stands that struck spectator Alice Roth, wife of Philadelphia Bulletin sports editor Earl Roth, breaking her nose. When play resumed, Ashburn fouled off another ball that struck Roth while she was being carried off in a stretcher.