#47 Jim Bouton

Ok, so did someone say controversy?  So here is a real controversy stirred up by one of those New York Yankees, pitcher Jim Bouton.  I think I have a few of Jim’s baseball cards from the early 1960’s.  Jim passed away last year at the age of 80.  Seemed like a good guy, despite theContinue reading “#47 Jim Bouton”

#32 Sandy Koufax

(In case you were wondering, this is only the 28th story from SSOMG, but it seemed appropriate to number this story #32 after the Dodger jersey that Sandy made famous). Sandy Koufax is 84 years old these days; starting to make even me feel old. I remember I was at a track meet in SeptemberContinue reading “#32 Sandy Koufax”

#2 Roger Maris

It was a race; A race like no other. From April to October of 1961, Roger Maris was in the race of his life. The race included some formidable opponents: It was a race against teammate Mickey Mantle to be the first to hit 61 home runs.  It was a race against a legend, BabeContinue reading “#2 Roger Maris”