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By Sexton, John Edward; Oliphant, Thomas; Schwartz, Peter J

ISBN-10: 1101609737

ISBN-13: 9781101609736

Employing to the secular task of baseball a kind of inquiry often reserved for the learn of faith, Sexton explores universal floor among the sport and what all of us realize as faith: sacred locations and time, religion and doubt, benefits and curses, and more.

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Others consigned themselves to follow their old team from a distant shore. The arrival of the New York Mets in 1962 eased the way for many, allowing a peaceful transfer of allegiance without losing the sense of community engendered by a hometown team. John Sexton experienced a more dramatic conversion. For nearly two decades, still living in New York, he continued to root for his beloved Dodgers. When his son, Jed, fell in love with the New York Yankees, however, the “unthinkable” happened. The bond between father and son trumped Sexton’s old loyalty to the Dodgers.

People gather at the Forbes memorial every October 13 to play a tape of the radio broadcast. And a few years ago, a kinescope recording of the NBC television broadcast, thought to be lost forever, was discovered in pristine condition in the San Francisco wine cellar of a onetime minority owner who had the film made because—too nervous to watch in person—he went on vacation to Paris during the World Series. That owner was Bing Crosby. A footnote to the story is that in the split second before Mazeroski’s home run soared over the left-center field wall, it passed over the head of Yogi Berra.

More than one pair of eyes glared at them, including two pairs belonging to the polar opposites of Yankee celebrity, former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani and filmmaker Spike Lee. ” The bottom of the ninth began with a walk to Red Sox infielder Kevin Millar. I knew, along with everyone in the ballpark, that the pinch runner sent in to replace Millar at first base—speedy veteran Dave Roberts—would try to steal second. It was so obvious, we later learned, that Red Sox manager Terry Francona didn’t even bother to give Roberts the steal sign; he simply winked at him as he left the dugout to enter the game.

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