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Jim Marshall's "Wrong Way Run"...
Item # 696240
October 26, 1964
THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Kansas, Oct. 26, 1964
* NFL Defensive end Jim Marshall
* Minnesota Vikings football game
* The wrong way run blooper
The top of page 5 has a six column heading: "Wrong Way Marshall Nearly Upsets Viks" with standings. (see images)
Complete with 10 pages, some small binding holes along the spine, small library stamp within the masthead, generally nice.
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