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I’m often asked about the greatest game I’ve ever seen, which is one of the toughest questions a veteran baseball writer has to grapple with. The data, of course, is endless. I’ve seen too many games to count, the synapses in my brain are full. It’s like trying to pin me down on any all-time list: best hitter, hardest thrower, most clutch performer, greatest all-around athlete.
To all these categories, I usually plead the fifth—too many choices to crown just one king.
(Image courtesy of The Topps Company) From 1956 through 1980, a generation of school kids grew up with Topps baseball cards as a staple of their childhood. In a new series, wr
(Image courtesy of The Topps Company) From 1956 through 1980, a generation of school kids grew up with Topps baseball cards as a staple of their childhood.
My interest in Sam Jethroe sprang from my ongoing documentation of the history of the Boston Red Sox. Most students of baseball history know that the Red Sox were the last team in the Major Leagues to desegregate. That came in 1959, when the Red Sox finally bowed to overwhelming pressure and promoted Pumpsie Green to the big leagues in the middle of the 1959 season.