(via Twitter) “I know this honor for Roberto will help other Latin players. Roberto was always thinking of Puerto Rico and the people there.” Vera Clemente, on… Read more “A Moment in Time – 3/20/73: Roberto Clemente is posthumously voted into the HOF by special election”
Tom Seaver bids farewell
(Via Twitter) Nothing but terrific thoughts for Tom Seaver, as he retires from public life to battle dementia. As a lifelong Mets fan, Tom is one of… Read more “Tom Seaver bids farewell”
In Memoriam: Frank Robinson
A quick post to denote the sad passing of Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson, today at the age of 83. The accolades are many: Rookie-of-the-Year in 1956 (photo above… Read more “In Memoriam: Frank Robinson”
In Memoriam: Mel Stottlemyre
Wednesday, August 12, 1964, and Mel Stottlemyre and Mickey Mantle help celebrate Mel’s debut in the major leagues, a complete-game 7-hit shutout of the White Sox at… Read more “In Memoriam: Mel Stottlemyre”
In Memoriam: Willie McCovey
Willie McCovey, the soft-spoken first baseman with the thunderous bat that clouted 521 HRs over a storied 22-year Hall-Of-Fame career, primarily with the San Francisco Giants, passed… Read more “In Memoriam: Willie McCovey”
Camera Day at classic Shea!
Hello all, been so busy with work lately that I haven’t had much time to write or research, so getting by with ninja strikes of great photos… Read more “Camera Day at classic Shea!”
Say Hey, one that got away?
Thomas Wolfe once wrote that “You can’t go home again”, and that was largely true for Willie Mays in 1972. That year, the prodigal son was traded… Read more “Say Hey, one that got away?”
Veeck – as in wrecked?
I’ve already had an earlier post about the crazy genius Bill Veeck in this blog’s youth, and I expect to have a few more. This was probably… Read more “Veeck – as in wrecked?”
You Gotta Believe (in YouTube)!!
Although my first Mets’ game was in 1971 (Mets won 2-0 over the Phillies), and I saw another game at Shea in 1972, I really didn’t become… Read more “You Gotta Believe (in YouTube)!!”