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Remembering Robby (Part 3)

Major League Baseball rightfully celebrates Jackie Robinson Day every April 15, the day he broke the color barrier in 1947. I met my all-time favorite player twice –once as a teenager and then as an adult. Both moments still stay with me. HARVEY FROMMER:  When school was out, I sometimes went around

REMEMBERING “ROBBY” (Part II)

Wonderful reactions to Part I, so here as we approach “Jackie Robinson Day” in Major League Baseball is Part II. Enjoy. Growing up Years Jerry and Mallie Robinson were impoverished sharecroppers who lived in Cairo, Georgia. Jerry deserted the family six months after Jackie was born in 1919. Mallie, strong, religious, family-oriented

REMEMBERING “ROBBY” (Part I)

There will be a lot of hype and hoopla, praise and stock-taking this year of 2019 which marks, the 100thanniversary of Jack Roosevelt Robinson’s birth. April 15 is a marker day in baseball – the dramatic day he broke baseball’s color line in 1947. I have written about so many illustrious

The Real Arms Race

I recall hearing somewhere that hitting a round baseball with a round bat squarely was the hardest thing to do in sports.   Now that we measure launch angles and swing speeds and MPH of every ball hit fair or foul, I think we can say a lot of folks have

Dominic Smith or Peter Alonso or Both?

Dominic Smith has lost weight again and had a battle with sleep apnea. He’s ripping it up in spring and has deserved to stay until the bitter end and until the Mets make a final decision on who makes the Opening Day roster. Spring training stats are fool’s gold. So, I

1927: New York Yankees, Spring Training Flashback

Another spring, another spring training for the Yankees of New York. All of them have had special meaning for baseball’s greatest franchise. Perhaps none was more special than for the ’27 team, best in baseball history. Comfortable among the high and mighty or the ordinary, friendly with the press, moving around

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