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ROBERT MERRILL: BARITONE AND MAN OF LETTERS

BARITONE ROBERT Merrill must have been a hoot as well as a Metropolitan Opera stalwart from 1945 to 1976. Well, there was the time in 1951 when the Met’s high-toned impresario Sir Rudolf Bing got ticked off when Merrill played Bill Merridew in the musical comedy flick, … 613 more words

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Visiting Casey

June 1969

“Lookit this,” Lenny said, handing me the bat.
“So?” I said, unimpressed. It was a little heavier than most bats, and its color was a darker blonde than most. 2,197 more words

SoCal Stories

All right everyone ...

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height. ~ Casey Stengel

Mets Chose Marv; Angels Took a Chance

By Glen Sparks

The New York Mets muddled their way through a laughably bad debut season of 1962. The Big Apple’s new National League squad, put into play after the Giants and Dodgers moved west in 1958, floundered first and quickly foundered. 967 more words

The Wreckers

There are a lot of reasons people join the Army. Some are drafted, some patriotic. Some enjoy the lifestyle, some understand they need the self-discipline the military provides. 525 more words

Baseball

Not a club to belong to (1924)

Is there a club for managers who loose 100 games? Probably not and if there is, you don’t hear a lot about it.

Loosing 100 games as a manager is devastating. 122 more words

Boston Braves (1912 - 1935)

The Old Perfessor

Baseball is full of men who made a difference. There are heroes. There are villains. There are men who rose to the occasion and men who failed to rise to the occasion. 931 more words

Baseball