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Jim Marshall's "Wrong Way Run"...
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October 26, 1964
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 26, 1964
* NFL Defensive end Jim Marshall
* Minnesota Vikings football game
* The wrong way run blooper
The sport's section (page 43) has a one column heading: "Vikings Beat 49ers Despite a Long Run To the Wrong Goal" with stats. (see)
Complete with 64 pages, light toning at the margins, generally in very nice condition.
wikipedia notes: During his time with the Minnesota Vikings, Marshall was playing in a game against the San Francisco 49ers on October 25, 1964.
After recovering an offensive fumble, Marshall ran 66 yards the wrong way into his team's own end zone. After completing the run, thinking that he had scored a touchdown for the Vikings, Marshall then pitched the ball in celebration, and the ball landed out of bounds, resulting in a safety for the 49ers. According to Marshall, when he approached Vikings head coach Norm Van Brocklin afterwards, Van Brocklin said, "Jim, you did the most interesting thing in this game today." Despite the gaffe, the Vikings won the game 27–22, thanks to a forced fumble by Marshall, which Eller returned for a touchdown.
Marshall later received a letter from Roy Riegels, infamous for a wrong-way run in the 1929 Rose Bowl, stating, "Welcome to the club."[
Category: The 20th Century