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Lefty Wins the Game Without a Pitch

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RAY: The fact that his nickname was Lefty should help. Lefties have good pick-off moves. So imagine this: It's the top of the ninth, and the game is tied. The opponents have a guy on first base and there are two outs. Lefty's brought in. He doesn't throw a single pitch. Instead he picks the guy off of first base.

Inning over. Did he throw a pitch?

TOM: No.

RAY: Bottom of the ninth one of his teammates hits a homerun, end of game, Lefty wins, gets his bonus, gets his thousand bucks and the manager gets fired anyway.

Do we have a winner?

TOM: Yeah, the winner is Shelby Wilson from Bloomington, Indiana. And for having his or her answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Shelby gets a $26 dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division of Cartalk.com. And with that certificate, Shelby can get a brand-new official Car Talk gym bag. Now, I ask you, how many NPR shows have an official gym bag?

RAY: Well, last count about 16, I think.

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