Tag Archives: Ralph Kiner

Hello, Beatles; Good-bye, Ralph Kiner

I (Evander) am endlessly fascinated by temporal coincidence: I believe it’s called synchronicity. Permit me to play kowtow to my whimsy. As we celebrate the Beatles arriving in the U.S.A. fifty years ago, we say farewell to slugger Ralph Kiner, … Continue reading

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Always Wanted to Do This

I (Evander) always fantasized broadcasting a major-league baseball game—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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The Unhappy Recap, Part 1

Former Baseball Hall of Fame librarian and researcher Russell Wolinsky is our guest blogger for a special three-part series on “The Dark Years: The Demise of the New York Mets—June 15, 1977, to June 15, 1983.” Please welcome Russell, and … Continue reading

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The Home-run Hitter and the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

From the headline of this blog, it would be reasonable to think, Again on Joe and Marilyn, Marilyn and Joe? But there was another slugger, with the second-highest home-run percentage (next to Babe Ruth) in Major League Baseball history, who … Continue reading

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Farewell, Harmon Killebrew

Harmon Killebrew died today. He died much too soon. He was the premier slugger of my tweens. He came close to hitting 50 home runs in a season several times. When Killebrew launched the ball, he launched it: so-called tape-measure … Continue reading

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Ally Pally and the Bobby Thomson Word Picture

Martin’s back! I think I drove him nuts making all those fine-tunings in Right Off the Bat second proof. No extra trees will die as a result of these alterations. But the blood pressure may creep up with the (tree) … Continue reading

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