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A buried treasure

Originally Published: September 16, 2004
By Wright Thompson | Special to ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- Luxury cars and delivery trucks speed by, some pulling in and out of columned mansions and sprawling ranch houses across the street. They don't stop, or even tap the brakes, at the Des Peres Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The kids who play on the tire swing and the jungle gym not 70 paces away have grown from Tonka trucks to baseball cards. They haven't heard of his record, the one for most hits in a season.

People forget so quickly.

Eighty-four years ago, on his ...

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