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Good-bye Vin Scully

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who works the radio side on his own, is retiring from 67 years’ painting the word picture. The Bronx native and Fordham Heights alum followed the Dodgers from Brooklyn to L.A. a mere 60 … Continue reading

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Always Wanted to Do This

I (Evander) always fantasized broadcasting a major-league baseball gameā€”or at least one inning. But either at the stadium or in front of the boob tube with the sound turned off, I have found the task requires enormous skill. Time was … 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), Mickey Mantle almost bombs a home run out of the park. Mantle considered this the hardest ball he ever hit. Bill Fischer was the pitcher off whom this satellite was launched. Estimates of … Continue reading

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Farewell, Moose Skowron

The baseball firmament lost one of its all-time World Series stars. Bill “Moose” Skowron, a fixture at Yankees Oldtimers’ Day for decades following his career, died of congestive heart failure and cancer. Although he made the final out in the … Continue reading

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