Category Archives: Baseball

THE BATTLE IN BROOKLYN

A couple of years ago I had the chance to talk with Red Slavin about the disturbing incident back in June of 1977. Whenever I see a brawl in baseball I think back to June of 1977. Only this wasn’t … Continue reading

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WE HAD JOY, WE HAD FUN

I often hear people talk about “specializing” in a certain sport.There’s personal trainers and travel teams to help with the process. I also hear people mention that kids should play multiple sports. The all-around athlete. Use other muscles. Cut down … Continue reading

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THE WORLD SERIES

Late in the summer of 1976 George Brett became my hero. Brett was the first athlete I admired. Nothing was more important than GB5. He became my role model. I was 12 years old at the time living in Brooklyn, … Continue reading

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THE WINDY CITY

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs last night 4-2. The Mets now lead the best of seven series 2-0. The series now moves to Chicago. “You see Murphy last night?” Jimmy asked Steve while both teens stood on … Continue reading

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GOING BACK TO CALI, CALI…

Dem Bums beat the Mets last night 3-1. The series is now tied at two games. Both teams hopped on the plane out of LAG and headed back to the left coast. LA’s ace Clayton Kershaw was nasty as can … Continue reading

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TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD

The Yankees blasted the Mets last night 11-2. The Bronx Bombers now trail the first place Blue Jays by 2 1/2 games. Beginning tonight North of the border the Jays and Yankees will play three straight nights. ESPN will have … Continue reading

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MR. BASEBALL OF PARK SLOPE

A day ago I received some sad news. J.J. Cortese passed away last Friday. Cortese started the Park Slope Baseball League way back in the late 1960’s. He was the president for decades. There’s a field dedicated to him up … Continue reading

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