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Review of Rickey and Robinson

In his book, Rickey and Robinson: The True Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball, renown sports columnist, Roger Kahn, documents the roles of the two men, Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson, who were instrumental in breaking the color barrier in “America’s Favorite Pastime.” Kahn first gives a biography of each man before delving into the social and cultural environment of the time of Robinson’s entrance into the Major Leagues. 252 more words

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UNANSWERED PETITIONARY PRAYERS

On a bright Sunday October morning in 1952, I was deftly maneuvering the platter as the priest dispensed communion wafers. Every wafer that found its way to an awaiting tongue was not communion to me. 412 more words

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October 20, 1957 - NYC Mayor Robert Wagner's Coney Island Campaign Stop

On October 20, 1957, incumbent New York City mayoral candidate Robert F. Wagner, Jr. stopped for a classic Coney Island treat – a All-American hot dog.  298 more words

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Not gunna say the Mets predicted the World Series buuuuuuuut the Mets predicted the World Series

Sooooooo maybe next year we think about wearing Jersey’s that say Mets?

This is just so Mets. The one time they wear old time jersey’s that  88 more words

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Listen to Joe Buck's nostalgic, fantastic call of Giants' pennant-winning home run

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Lost in the celebratory madness of Travis Ishikawa’s walk-off, pennant-winning home run on Thursday night was Joe Buck’s excellent call on Fox Sports 1, which paid homage to the last time the Giants’ franchise went to the World Series off an unexpected homer. 202 more words

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Dodgers Hire Andrew Friedman As President Of Baseball Operations

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday announced the hiring of Andrew Friedman of the Tampa Bay Rays to the newly created position of President, Baseball Operations. 107 more words

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This day in baseball: World Series triple play

On October 10, 1920, the only unassisted triple play in World Series was executed by Bill Wambsganss of the Cleveland Indians.  In the fifth inning of Game 5 of the series against Brooklyn, Wambsganss caught a line drive hit by Clarence Mitchell, stepped on second base to get Paul Kilduff, and tagged Otto Miller, who was running towards second from first base. 12 more words

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