Tag Archives: Willie Mays

Wednesday’s Book Review: “Beyond the Sixth Game”


Beyond the Sixth Game. By Peter Gammons. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. Game six of the 1975 World Series is often referred to as the greatest in history. The Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds battled to a standstill in … Continue reading

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The Joy of Watching Willie Mays Play Baseball


One of my fondest childhood memories was watching Willie Mays with the San Francisco Giants play baseball in the very early 1970s. I remember one instance in which Mays—one of the most gifted, exciting baseball players of all time—chased a … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Josh Gibson”


Josh Gibson: A Life in the Negro Leagues. By William Brashler. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1978, reprint edition 2000. There are maybe a dozen well-known names from the first half of the twentieth century when African Americans played professional baseball … Continue reading

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