Since last night's game reminded me so much of the Dodgers' Game 2 victory over the Phillies in the 1977 NLCS, I thought I'd post this awesome night card. Note the word "overpower" in the blurb. A little like last night, huh?
This photo is from Game 4 of that series, the clinching game for the Dodgers, played on a Saturday night at Veterans' Stadium in Philadelphia. Note that the Dodgers are wearing the road unis. Games 3 and 4 were in Philly, but Tim McCarver, pictured here, didn't catch in Game 3.
Also, this photo appears to be of the first at-bat of the game, a lineout to second base by the Dodgers' leadoff batter Davey Lopes (Lopes walked during his other two times at-bat when McCarver was catching).
The Dodgers won 4-1 on that day, Oct. 8, 1977, to advance to the World Series for the second time in four years. Then Mr. October and his cronies had to ruin everything.