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By The Numbers: APBA Baseball

Bobby Lemke and Leo Smith were two of my best friends growing up in Hoboken in the 1960’s. And they still are. If the weather was bad and we couldn’t play stickball, boxball or touch football, we would head to Bobby’s house (or Leo’s or mine) to play APBA Baseball.

WFAN–11/19/2010

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Liguori: Mickey Mantle — The Tragic Hero

Mickey Mantle had every reason to be high on life but instead, allowed alcohol to destroy it.

WFAN–11/09/2010

New Book On Mickey Mantle

Did you hear the interview with Jane Leavy?

11/02/2010

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‘The Last Boy’

A new book called “The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle And The End Of America’s Childhood,” takes an indepth look at “The Mick” we loved and the “The Mick” we never knew.

10/17/2010

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Berman Chooses Best Baseball Players In New Book

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — With baseball playoffs underway, there’s always the question: who’s the best of the best? While some may say the question is too difficult to answer, sportscaster Len Berman attempted in […]

1010 WINS–10/16/2010

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Kallas Remarks: The Mick And Other Playoff Miscellany

Maybe, if you are old enough, you understand that there is something inherently wrong with Jorge Posada passing Mickey Mantle for NINTH place on the “All-Time Post-Season RBI” list.

WFAN–10/14/2010

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By The Numbers: Numbers And Poetry

This is a great time of the year. We are in the midst of postseason play, looking forward to its culmination in yet another World Series. The passion, beauty and geometry of Baseball seem to come together in a special way in the Fall Classic.

WFAN–10/14/2010

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Smith’s Homer Vs. Yankees Was Series’ Biggest – Briefly

On Wednesday, baseball celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest games ever played, the Pirates’ memorable 10-9 victory over Mickey Mantle’s Yankees in Game 7 of a 1960 World Series.

WFAN–10/11/2010

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A Tribute To the Mick: Part 2

This blog is a continuation of our previous blog. As we approach the 15th anniversary of Mickey Mantle’s death, I’ve asked two more friends from childhood to share their thoughts and reflections about Number Seven. […]

07/27/2010

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A Tribute to the Mick

Ever since I was a kid, Babe Ruth was my favorite player, even though I was only three-and-a-half months old when he died. As I grew up, I became more and more convinced that Babe […]

07/22/2010

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And the Winner Is…

Four days without Yankees baseball in the middle of the summer feels like an eternity. The Home Run Derby was as boring as always, and if the Yankees are to defend their title this fall, […]

07/14/2010

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