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The killing pitch: Old-time radio listening, 28 September

The Columbia Workshop: The Day Baseball Died (CBS, 1946)

Santos Ortega presides over a court hearing after a too-revolutionary pitch . . . (Photo: CBS)

I’m not entirely certain that only this series could have dreamed up an absurdist fantasy such as tonight’s offering—in which a World Series is decided on a pitch considered so revolutionary and dangerously unhittable that the Series ends with an umpire’s ruling that triggers a swarming fan riot that triggers a court inquiry and a Congressional investigation into whether the pitch should be allowed to kill the game once and for all.

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