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Rickey was Right On

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In teaming with Jackie Robinson to break the color barrier, Branch Rickey helped make Barack Obama’s presidency possible. That’s one reason why Jimmy Breslin decided to write a biography on Rickey. One could surmise Rickey’s decision to team with Robinson was about morality. After all, he broke the news in a pulpit. In truth, this was […]

Talk about a Gathering!

January 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve all seen the photo. It’s the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Opening Day in 1939. Naturally, “The Sultan of Swat” sits in the center. Nine men, who may or may not have been Ruth’s equals but were without question baseball immortality, surround “The Babe.” “A Great Day in Cooperstown“ begins with this photo. My, oh […]

Kaline to Accept Scully Award Wednesday on Behalf of Harwell

May 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

From Jerry Milani: Tigers Hall Of Famer Al Kaline To Accept Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award From Fordham’s WFUV Radio On Behalf Of Legendary Tigers Broadcaster Ernie Harwell On Wednesday Night, May 5, At Gotham Hall In New York City At WFUV Spring Gala The Hall of Fame “Voice of the Detroit Tigers,” Ernie Harwell, […]

“Ball Talk: Baseball’s Voices of Summer”

April 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I was recently sent a free copy of Kevin Bender’s DVD, “Ball Talk: Baseball’s Voices of Summer,” a 1989 documentary hosted by Larry King that “celebrates Hall of Fame-honored baseball announcing pioneers Mel Allen, Red Barber, Jack Brickhouse, Jack Buck, Curt Gowdy and Ernie Harwell…” I watched it on Saturday and it’s fantastic!  The film […]