A feat never to be repeated

Dane Fuelling
Sports Editor

As a boy I would spend many of my nights lying in the dark, listening to my favorite ballclub on the radio. My parents got a CD player when I was little and when I was about 10, it found itself on top of my tall dresser, directly next to my top bunk. My mom had a little label maker and soon there was a tiny label, directly over 1120 AM with the letters “KMOX.” My mom never once asked for it back.
21 years ago tonight, as a 13-year old boy, I lay in bed and listened to my Cardinals like I did every night. It was the season after McGwire had hit 70 and baseball was everything to me. Luckily for me, it was a Friday night and back in the day before DST in Indiana, a game at Dodger Stadium started at 9:25 p.m. here.
Chan Ho Park, one of the first Korean pitchers to come over and play in America, was on the mound. Calling the game for KMOX were Mike Shannon, who still calls games today, and Joe Buck.

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