October 26, 2009

The Great Willie Mays could have been a New York Yankee: Sorry if this has been seen, but I just found this and thought it was interesting, especially given the Yankees advancing to the World Series this week. Also, though it was pretty historically significant. This is about a new book about Willie Mays, called Willie's Boys.

posted by jjdm to baseball at 08:57 PM - 1 comment

My guess is that the Yankees passed on Mays because they had a minor league center fielder, the same age, named Mantle. Now that kid Banks. Much as I always liked Rizzuto, give me Mr. Cub anyday. However, being a Cubs fan in the NL, I'm glad the Cubs signed him.

posted by pullmyfinger at 12:43 PM on October 27, 2009

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