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Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Kent Lockhart, Danny McCalister, LenRay McCalister

LenRay McCalister has died, age 49. His brother Stanley was my teammate for Gunn basketball, and his oldest brother Danny McCalister was a star of the Gunn Titans first championship basketball team, 22-5 in 1979-1980. There were six McCalister brothers … Continue reading

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Mays Vs Fingers

Bw bert campaneris bunt base hit soundtrack to Mary fall fall fall fingers down my spine

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In the 10 seasons before the Dodgers move west, New York team’s comprised 16 of 20 World Series competitors, all three teams won (and the Dodgers won their first year in LA)

The tip of the To Bruce Weber and Roger Kahn Whereas today’s times says for 10 seasons one New York team or another won every World Series but one

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Ken Holtzman in Vietnam

  Ken Holtzman missed the 1967 Major League baseball season, or most of it, because of military service. That’s what it says on the back of his 1971 black-border Topps card. It actually says he was 9-0 for the Cubs … Continue reading

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Do bloggers out here need good reasons to run icons of Willie Mays?

I forget why I was thinking of writing about Willie Mays or two vintage baseball cards.  

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Lane thru the Looking Glass

Edit to add: I met Lane and Tracy Wurster of North Carolina at a Superchunk show — my first – in 1992 but do not interact much these days so was surprised after posting about Lane somewhat randomly today to … Continue reading

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May 24 Willie Mays

Willie Mays by David Leventhal by Plastic Alto

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Goodbye, Minnie Minosos (53 Topps, 54 Redman)

I had forgotten, but, besides the doubles of 1960 Topps Minnie Minoso that I am fixing to trade Gerardo for a haircut (or two?), as I inspect my manifest of the 76 cards I had in that binder, there were … Continue reading

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What did you do with the real Alexis Harte?

I had a friend or at least business associate named Alexis Harte, a man a few years my junior who was husband and father and bandleader and played a couple shows for me, as Earthwise Productions of Palo Alto. BUT … Continue reading

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Ida Levinthal nexus via San Jose Museum and South

we are hoofing it (by car) to san jo to see a museum a movie and a dinner, then I hope to update with my insights and then gods be willing co-produce a piece of art-sculpture-monument that says something Continue reading

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