Mishmash: Random Thoughts and Memories and 60 Years of Stories.

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RUTH. GEHRIG. DIMAGGIO. MANTLE. HORACE CLARK.

RUTH. GEHRIG. DIMAGGIO. MANTLE. HORACE CLARK.

My father hated the Yankees. Hate is such a strong term. Perhaps detested. It wasn’t just about baseball. It was political, sociological. The fact that the Yankees were one of the last teams to integrate and failed to sign the great Jewish New York ballplayer Hank...

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A COAT, A CURSE AND THE CUP

A COAT, A CURSE AND THE CUP

A COAT, A CURSE AND THE CUP June 14, 2020 On the morning of June 14, 1994, I looked into my closet and took out what I thought was my sharpest looking suit: an olive green double breasted Joseph Abboud. This was serious business. In a few hours the New York...

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THE NIGHT KOBE CAME TO THE RUCKER

THE NIGHT KOBE CAME TO THE RUCKER When I heard the sad news about Kobe Bryant, I didn’t think of his five championships, 20 seasons or some magical nights at The Garden. I thought of the night when Kobe came to The Rucker. And Hannibal. Rucker Park in Harlem is the...

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