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Great Stadiums (11): From Blueprints

Credit Rod Kennedy Jr. for a keen perseverance. Pursuant to the story linked to his name, Kennedy unearthed (the right word) the blueprints for Ebbets Field. This is where Kennedy lives in his memories (as all us fans of baseball … Continue reading

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Sinko day mayo 1956

I (Evander) have waxed perhaps not-so-poetic(ly) on May 22 as the upcoming jubilee of the home run Mickey Mantle nearly launched out of old Yankee Stadium. Some estimates have the ball traveling something like 730 feet. More realistically its distance, … Continue reading

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A Half-century Later: Mickey Mantle Blast

May 22, 1963, Yankee Stadium (the original of course), Mickey Mantle almost bombs a home run clear out of the park. Mantle considered this the hardest ball he ever hit. Bill Fischer was the pitcher off whom this satellite was … Continue reading

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