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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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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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Campy

CAMPY By Sam Garfield May 7, 1959 (Los Angeles) –He sat motionless in his wheelchair as the hands of a former teammate moved him across the infield toward second base. Fans in the field boxes noticed his paralyzed body jostle … Continue reading

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