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The Greatest Student Batter in New York City History?

The New York Times reports Manny Ramirez’s high-school batting average as .650. The main photo accompanying this Times article shows a determined teenager in 1991. Some of the other legendary batsmen in New York-school history include Hank Greenberg, Ed Kranepool, … Continue reading

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Baby, You’re the Greatest!

The New York Times reports that Mariano Rivera made his first spring-training appearance. Twelve pitches. Nine strikes. Three out. Next! Rivera has been doing this for sixteen seasons. I cannot remember any player, at any position, so dominating the baseball … Continue reading

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