As I was recently watching a San Francisco Giants game, I made a double take watching Matt Cain pitch. It was as if I’d seen him before.
Suddenly I realized where I’d seen Cain pitch before. Although he was only a young pitcher fresh from the farm, he pitched in a very important game many years ago. It was Cain who delivered the final pitch of the one-game playoff between the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Knights in which the one-year wonder Roy Hobbs delivered a game-winning home run.