Tag Archives: Mickey Mantle

“Pitching always beats batting — and vice-versa.” Yogi Berra

Last Saturday August 1, 2015 baseball history was made. For the first time the reigning league MVP’s faced each other in a game. Well it’s sorta true. Thanks to the not so great idea of interleague play, it happened during the regular … Continue reading

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Miley’s Roller Coaster Ride to the Top of the Staff?????

If you stayed up late last night you got to see the continuation of Wade Miley’s roller coaster season in Anaheim. The Sox southpaw was perfect through five innings and carried a no-hitter into the seventh and left in the … Continue reading

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WHEN THE GREATS FACED THE GREATS…..

Recently I was researching Babe Ruth, something I do every so often, and as I was doing so, I began to daydream and thought how great it would have been to see the Babe step in against Walter Johnson. And … Continue reading

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“There Comes a Time When All the Cosmic Tumblers Click and the Universe Opens Up To Show You What’s Possible”…..Terrance Mann

It was an unusual day in Boston 46 years ago today. A chilly day in early spring in which the low temperature was 45 and although the thermometer would not get past the 52 degree mark, a brief thunderstorm appeared. There were 18,041 … Continue reading

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Billy, Lee and Me…..

This is Billy….. This is Lee…. And this is me….. Billy was born in San Diego California in 1945, Lee was born in Albany, New York in 1944 and I was born in Boston in 1953. Our lives would intersect … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Seventh Stanza, 1950 and 51……

The story of the 1950 and 1951 Red Sox is part of my aforementioned “Litany of Futility” visa vie the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry. It would prove to provide the closing act on this version of the passion play which would take … Continue reading

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Going, Going, Gone…..Richard Young

One of the best things about writing this is the contacts made and coming to know “cyberfriends”. One such friend is Richard Young. Richard works for BU Photography and we met when he assisted in procuring a couple of photos of … Continue reading

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