Some of the pieces in this section of my baseball collection
are quite special to me. Especially Tom Seaver's 1969
World Series jersey. Looking at it, I'm transported right
back to the "hot-fun-in-the-summertime" of 1969
when the Miracle Mets beat out the Cubs and, then, beat
the heavily favored Orioles to win it all.
There's a long running show called This Week In
Baseball that shows the lighter side of baseball,
namely, the best bloopers of the week. They rated, as
their #1 blooper of all time, the play during which
a long fly ball bounced off right fielder Jose Canseco's
head and over the outfield wall for a home run. Check
out the cap that Canseco wore during that play.
Dizzy Dean and Billy Martin were two of baseball's
most colorful characters. Check out the last glove that
Dean used in his Hall of Fame career and the glove that
Martin used to make a diving catch of Jackie Robinson's
towering pop up to win the 1952 World Series.
Or, view Jackie Robinson's personal Brooklyn Dodgers
luggage tag, while keeping in mind that, in his day,
African-American players weren't allowed in the same
hotels as the white players.
Read my baseball poem, Mulrooney On The Hill,
illustrated by former pitcher Bob Tewksbury.
Listen to my song There's Nothing Like The Game
See my 3 books: Baseball Letters,
Every Pitcher Tells A Story, and Something
to Write Home About.
Hear Hall of Famer Ernie Banks describe how he came
up with his famous phrase "Let's Play Two".
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