Chicago Cubs outfielder Rick Monday grabs an American flag from two d-bags trying to set it on fire in Dodger Stadium in 1976.
9/16/40: Dodgers vs Reds at Ebbets Field Umpire George Magerkurth takes a pummeling from overwrought Brooklyn Dodgers fan Frank Germano who objected to some of his calls. (Photo by Hank Olen/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
33-year-old Mickey Mantle, his electrifying talents blunted by injuries, age and years of alcohol abuse – tosses his helmet away in disgust after a weak at-bat at Yankee Stadium, June, 1965. John Dominis–Time and Life Pictures/Getty Images
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Mickey Mantle is greeted at home plate by American League teammates Nellie Fox, Yogi Berra and Ted Williams after homering during the 1955 All-Star Game at County Stadium in Milwaukee.
From the Open Thread to here, a tribute to one of America’s finest, a genuine hero (more on that later), as written by Tom Verducci, one of the (if not the) finest writers on baseball. I know you’re already making ’em double-over in laughter up above, Yogi!
Shortly after George H. W. Bush won […]
June… a month of book chucks… Saw this one in SI — an excerpt.