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Opening Day

OPENING DAY By Sam Garfield Mickey Mantle’s muscles in the October sun. A Willie Mays basket catch, Sal Maglie’s chin music. Jack Quinlan’s boyish buoyancy, Vin Scully’s eloquence. Russ Hodges: “The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! … Continue reading

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Slaying The Mick

  SLAYING THE MICK By Sam Garfield July 15, 1957 (Comiskey Park) –I took in the White Sox-Yankees game yesterday afternoon with my friend Ted, a visiting scribe from a New York tabloid. We both agreed it was the first … Continue reading

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Playing Hooky

PLAYING HOOKY By Sam Garfield April 16, 1958  (Comiskey Park) –I took in the White Sox-Tigers game at Comiskey Park yesterday. There’s nothing better for the soul than to ditch the office and head out to the ballpark on a … Continue reading

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Opening Day

OPENING DAY By Sam Garfield Mickey Mantle’s muscles in the October sun. A Willie Mays basket catch, Sal Maglie’s chin music. Jack Quinlan’s boyish buoyancy, Vin Scully’s eloquence. Russ Hodges: “The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! … Continue reading

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Death Before Dying

DEATH BEFORE DYING By Sam Garfield “A murderer even serves his sentence and is let out. I got life.” –Buck Weaver Feb 5, 1956 (Chicago) –I left the Southside funeral home with mixed emotions. Walking into the cold night the … Continue reading

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