What if … Beltran had swung the bat?

Updated: October 24, 2008, 9:23 PM ET
By Mark Simon | ESPN.com

GAME 7, 2006 NLCS

What happened: Adam Wainwright threw "the best curveball of my life" and caught Carlos Beltran looking with the bases loaded for the final out of the series. The Cardinals won the game 3-1 and the series 4-3, then went on to upset the Tigers in the World Series.

But what if … Beltran had swung?

The newly released bestselling book "First Swing of the Mets Dynasty" tells the story of the game that launched the Mets into baseball supremacy, and the hanging ...

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