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50 years ago: A sports triumph and a tragedy

A picture of Anita and Pete Peterson seated
Pete Peterson (provided)
Pete and his wife Anita

WSIU contributor Pete Peterson is back with his annual holiday commentary.

This year, Pete commemorates the 50th anniversary of one of the most memorable plays in football history and one of baseball’s greatest tragedies, both of which happened in back to back weekends during the holiday season of 1972.

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