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October 3, 1951 A Day Brooklyn Dodgers Fans Would Love To Forget

The Moment Bobby Thomson Hit His “Shot Heard Round The World” This article is titled “A Day Brooklyn Dodgers Fans Would Love To Forget” but in actuality Brooklyn Dodgers fans are dwindling in number. You’d have to be at least … Continue reading

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Alvin Dark Slides Home Safely At The Polo Grounds – 1950

Al Dark – Giant Star And Religious Man Dark Deed New York: Alvin Dark of the Giants plows home safely from third in the eighth inning of the game with the Phillies at the Polo Grounds May 27. Action came … Continue reading

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Scorecard! Who Needs A Scorecard?

The Death Of The Scorecard At The Ballgame Recently I went to a baseball game at that imitation ballpark in the Bronx they call Yankee Stadium. After being gently frisked at the admission gates and going through the turnstiles, the … Continue reading

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A Close Play At The Plate In Game 3 Of The 1951 World Series

Alvin Dark Slides In Safely As Yogi Berra Drops The Ball And The Yankees Fall Apart NEW YORK: ERROR FOR BERRA – Giant Alvin Dark is safe at the plate as Yogi Berra drops the ball trying to tag him. … Continue reading

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Jack Harshman, New York Giants…Slugger?

Pick A Bat, Any Bat Jack Harshman first came up to the major leagues with the New York Giants for five games in 1948 at the age of 20, with a reputation as a slugging first baseman. In 1949 he … Continue reading

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When Ballplayers Spent Time With The Fans

Bobby Thomson and A Young Fan Sure it’s just a posed publicity photo, but there was a time when ballplayers actually did interact with fans.  At the New York Giants’ spring training home in Phoenix, Arizona,  Bobby Thomson demonstrates to … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson Packs Up And Retires

A Classy Man Calls It A Career – January 7, 1957 55 Years Later- Remembering The December 13, 1956 Trade That Shocked New York In this January 7, 1957 photograph Jackie Robinson packs up the contents of his locker from … Continue reading

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The Agony of Defeat

The Day After The Yankees Were Swept in a Late Season Doubleheader – 1954 The day of September 13, 1954 was not a happy one for Yankees fans as can be seen in the photo above. Reality sank in for … Continue reading

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Vintage Photos – Stealing Home

or Jackie Robinson Makes Stealing Home Look Easy One of the most famous film highlights of a baseball game is from September 28, Game 1 of the 1955 World Series where the Brooklyn Dodgers star Jackie Robinson stole home against … Continue reading

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