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Wherever Mantle went in the great metropolis – Danny’s Hideaway, the Latin Quarter, the ’21’ Club, the Stork Club, El Morocco, Toots Shor’s – his…
Unlike my colleagues who have written in recent days of having covered him over the past 30 years as a pitcher, pitching coach, general manager,…
There is nothing incompatible about laughter and demons, nor about athletic achievement and depression. Mike Flanagan made me laugh, too. But mostly, he made me…
The world is not kind to whistleblowers – a term of art with particular resonance in football, the most hierarchical and repressive of organized sports,…
Some scholars attribute the decline in nicknaming to the evolutionary process that turned folk heroes into entrepreneurs. The truth is: George Herman Ruth, the namely-est…
On winter Sundays when I was a child, we waited for my father to return from his tennis game with bagels and sturgeon and for…
Mantle didn’t want to stick out, but he did. He didn’t wish to be treated as special, but he was. He was uncomfortable being the…
Led by a new generation of edgy sportswriters like Lipsyte, we found new purpose in the great issues of the day – race, equal opportunity,…
In the spring of 1957, Mickey Mantle was the king of New York. He had the Triple Crown to prove it, having become only the…
In the glory days of Orioles, when I was a newbie baseball writer for the Post, the roster of talkers was as good as the…
In Naples, Fla., I met a self-made man, a multimillionaire, whose round penthouse apartment is home to Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Henry Moore, and Mickey…
He really loved baseball and loved being on the field. But Mantle was lonely in a lot of ways. He had many great friends, and…
For most of my adult life, I dreaded the day I woke up and saw my mother in the mirror. It never happened. But, I…
Claire Hodgson, born Clara Mae Merritt, was the daughter of a prominent Georgia attorney who had once represented Ty Cobb. She was still a teenager…
By the 1880s, baseball was entrenched in the Cape’s sandy soil. Semipro teams, commonplace before World War I, were organized into the first Cape Cod…
When my father realized he was going blind, he took up golf.
Babe Ruth didn’t become her father until 18 months after he married her mother, Claire, on April 17, 1929, Opening Day of the baseball season.…
There is no free speech in football. Information is parsed by monosyllabic head coaches, who dictate who gets to speak to whom and when.
Trauma is not the sole province of victims. If that were true, soldiers returning from Afghanistan wouldn’t suffer from PTSD.
Sports journalism is in the midst of an identity crisis so profound that we no longer know whether we’re made up of one word or…
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