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Krause Publications

Great Moments
In 1968, I was a 19-year-old fan mail clerk for the New York Yankees, assigned to spend my summer answering Mickey Mantle’s fan mail. It was the final season of Mick’s 18-year career, although no one knew it at the time. But Mickey probably did. more

Legendary Yankee Stadium
Don’t turn the page! My first impression, as a kid entering Yankee Stadium in the ‘50s, was NOT the massive spread of green grass, so strange to an urban child. Once I thought that was an original idea. Now, it seems everyone says it. I’ve read it so often, it almost makes the experience seem ordinary! So I’ve stopped saying it. (Although it was awfully impressive). more

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Evolution of the Single Season Home Run Record

Can you set a single season home record before a season is over? If the answer is yes, the first to hold baseball’s most glamorous record was Ross Barnes of the Chicago White Stockings, who hit the first home in National League history (his only one that season), on May 2, 1876. If you want to be picky and wait for the season to end, you would have to look to the long-forgotten George Hall of Philadelphia, who clubbed five that season and actually held the record for four years! more