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Before there was the Hearst Sandlot Classic

I have been researching the Hearst Sandlot Classic and interviewing several participants. Hobie Landrith played in the game in 1948. He is best known, perhaps, as being the first round draft pick of the New York Mets in the expansion … Continue reading

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Baseball’s Longest Day – May 31, 1964

“Well, You Don’t Beat our Guys in a Hurry”[i] It’s hard to believe it was more than 50 years ago.  I was a senior at West Babylon High School and the Giants were coming to Shea Stadium for the first … Continue reading

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The Majors Minors Obsession

Minors – Majors: An Obsession Or Same Place, Some Other Year:  The Heretofore Untold Saga (with Good Reason) of Ballplayers who hit Home Runs in the Same Ballparks as Minor Leaguers and as Major Leaguers By Alan Cohen Chapter 1 … Continue reading

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R C Stevens

R C Stevens By Alan Cohen I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their … Continue reading

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The Surprise October Storm

While it is somewhat fresh in my memory, I have decided to write about the events of the past week. Most of us will remember this week for a long, long time. It all started innocently enough. On Friday, October … Continue reading

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Thirty Two Innings

Memorial Day, Sunday May, 31, 1964 – Thirty-Two Innings Across from the magnificent New York World’s Fair is a spacious arena which is popularly known as Shea Stadium. During the spring and summer months, baseball is played there. In the … Continue reading

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SABR

I just attended a SABR breakfast. SABR is the Society for American Baseball Research. Our local chapter gets together periodically. I am new to this. It was great meeting with fellow Baseball friends, gaining insights, sharing stories, etc. I am … Continue reading

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