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Duke Snider

In the 1950s, during New York City's golden era of baseball, there was Willie, Mickey and the Duke--the on-field leaders of the city's three ball clubs. Willie...

American Hero.

Some biographers study their subject through microfilm and chatty college roommates. Others have their protagonist pass out drunk in their lap. In her new book,...

The Seventh-Inning Stretch

This is embarrassing to admit, but this review is a little late. I was supposed to assess all of this year's baseball books, weighty tomes like Mickey Mantle's...

Sport: Willie, Mickey and Nathan Detroit

Pardoning Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays for their ongoing gambling connections, Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth was as munificent last week as a tax man...

Baseball: Mantle of Greatness

He looked like a refugee from a Ma and Pa Kettle movie. Sporting a straw hat, brown shoes, freckles, and $4 straw suitcase, he walked out of Commerce, Okla.,...

Sport: Erratic Superstar

Relinquishing his omniscience for just a few seconds, Casey Stengel said: "God knows, I don't know what's wrong with Mickey Mantle." Since God is not talking,...

Baseball: The Ghost Arises

Over the last 16 years, Mickey Mantle has come a long way from Commerce, Okla. This season it looked as though he had all but stopped. The once grand .365 of...

People: Feb. 21, 1983

Old ballplayers don't just fade away, they can do Panasonic or Mr. Coffee ads. Or they can sign on as good-will personalities for Atlantic City casinos. Willie...

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