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April 15, 1947 – The Day Jackie Robinson Came to Bat

Sixty nine years ago today the Brooklyn Dodgers broke the color line at Ebbets Field when Jackie Robinson took the field, playing first base.  The door was opened and it was the beginning of the end of the Negro leagues. … Continue reading

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Remembering Yogi

Yogi Berra – Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972 You can’t understand what it is like to lose Yogi Berra. Not unless you were there; a teen kid growing up in Brooklyn in the ‘50s. A time when … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Blush

My street – 13th Avenue at 66th street Brooklyn in the late 1940s  I lived in the buildings on the extreme left with the triangular roof lines above the awnings. The heat baked the  concrete streets of Brooklyn that Summer … Continue reading

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So The NFL Playoffs Are Here!

I turned 14 in 1956,  was a sophomore in high school and the Dodgers had lost the World Series in 7 games to the hated Yankees. That was the year of Don Larsen’s perfect 5th game which I watched on my 12″ black and … Continue reading

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