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1969 All Star Game — My Recollection

July 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History

I was fortunate enough to attend the 1969 All Star Game.  Below is my recollection of that game. 1969 was a tumultuous time in American history. It was a time of Vietnam-war protests and a society torn by the aftermath of two assassinations. However 1969, and particularly the summer, was also when Neil Armstrong uttered […]

John Updike: Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu

On April 29, 2010, the Library of America is re-releasing one of the most storied essays on baseball ever written: Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu, by John Updike.  The essay chronicles the last game and last at bat of Ted Williams.  The book, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Williams’ last season, contains the original […]

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