Think of the 1954 Giants as The Boys of The Summer Before. Perhaps the date is the first clue. The World Series could hardly have started any sooner, and given the course of events that quickly unfolded, there was no way it was going to end any later. In its time, that was a good thing.
The last time Johan Santana pitched in a game that meant anything, it was Sept. 2, 2010.
One hundred-twenty one years ago today one of the most colorful characters in baseball history was born. Remembering Casey Stengel.
For the first four years of his professional career, Sal Maglie wasn’t much of a presence, a prospect or a pitcher. Before he would hang up his spikes, he would be part of New York baseball folklore forever.