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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...

60 Second Symposium

In the aftermath of JOE DIMAGGIO'S death, we asked two baseball aficionados who, in their opinion, will replace the Yankee Clipper as baseball's greatest living...

Sport: Willie's Farewell

Mays is now in the chips "Willie, say goodbye to America." With those words, Willie Mays ended his active baseball career six years ago. For 20 seasons with the...

Sport: Hailing The First Eric Davis

New Willie Mayses are the perennial hope of baseball, which, counting McCovey and Stargell, is completely out of wondrous Willies now and is missing Henry Aaron...

Sport: The Cocaine Agonies Continue

The man on trial was Accused Cocaine Dealer Curtis Strong, but it was major league baseball on the defensive last week as testimony continued in a Pittsburgh...

The Nation: Say Hey, So Long

It was the last contest of the 1954 World Series, and the New York Giants had a deciding 3-0 edge in games over the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland had two outs...

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...

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...

Baseball: Which Honor to Choose?

It would take a pretty good imagination just to dream up a scene of glory like that in San Francisco's Candlestick Park last week. As one, 30,000 fans leaped...

Baseball: Mays in May

They say it can never be done again. In 1941, Boston's Ted Williams batted .406 for the season, and no one in either league has come close since. There are too...

Sport: The Babe Ruth Derby

If the first month of the 1971 baseball season is any indication of things to come, major league pitchers may soon have to start wearing catchers' masks for...

Sport: Amazin' Again

For New York sports fans, it was a springtime of discontent. The Knicks and Nets in basketball and the Rangers in hockey all had reached the finals of their...

People, Aug. 1, 1977

What a pleasure it was to see the two of them again in a great baseball park, clad in the classic threads of the trade that made them famous. The occasion was...

Baseball: The Genius & the Kid

The blue-and-white bus screeched to a stop outside Houston's Astrodome, with its cargo of the hottest — and angriest — team in sport. "C'mon, dammit!" yelled...

Sport: He Come to Win

(See Cover) Hunched on the eastern shoulder of Manhattan, the grimy crest of Coogan's Bluff glowers across the Harlem River toward The Bronx. All day, traffic...

Baseball: The Weeks That Were

Baseball's first two weeks usually fig ure to be a throwaway. But not this year: > San Francisco's wondrous Willie Mays, the game's highest-paid player (at...

Sport: Rookies & Lightweights

Act 3, Scene 3, two out, last of the ninth. Score: Yankees 1, Giants 0. As 43,948 spectators and 20 million TV fans hold their breaths, the Giants' Matty Alou...

Sport: Bateador of the Giants

The game is beisbol. The lanzador stands on the lomita and throws the pelota to the bateador, who tries to hit it over the heads of the jardineros with a mighty...

Sport: Who Won: Mar. 1, 1963

> Dennis Ralston: the national indoor tennis championship, by beating Britain's Mike Sanfjster, 22, in four hard-fought sets with his smoking ground shots and...