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Want to See a Real Takeout Slide?


Matt Holliday’s barreling into Marco Scutaro on a double play attempt in last night’s NLCS was child’s play compared with a couple of brutal postseason second-base takeouts from the 1970s.

Here’s Joe Morgan going way hard into Dick Green during the 1972 World Series:

And witness Hal McRae’s attempt to knock Wilie Randolph into left field during the 1978 ALCS (Fast forward to 0:26.):

As for Holliday, last night was no stand-alone incident. Here he wipes out Starlin Castro during a 2011 regular season game.

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