#43 The Holdout

1966. 54 Years ago, The Holdout happened.  It was crazy.  It was shocking.  Looking back at it, it was amazing. Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax, at the height of their careers were holding out, not agreeing to sign a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers until Walter O’Malley and the Dodgers agreed to sign bothContinue reading “#43 The Holdout”

#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”

#12 Baseball Cards

This is an odd one. But it came to mind that what really got me interested in sports, other than Vin Scully, were baseball cards. We moved to Jose Way in Fullerton in July 1964.  I was 11 at the time.  Alan Garber lived across the street.  I think he was at least a yearContinue reading “#12 Baseball Cards”

#11 Johnny Roseboro

Don’t spread this around, but I don’t ever remember catching a baseball game.  I could be wrong, but I do not remember sitting behind home plate with a mask on, with a too-large catcher’s mitt on my left hand.  Maybe it was because I have never been very flexible, and didn’t enjoy sitting in aContinue reading “#11 Johnny Roseboro”

#9 Vin Scully

When I was growing up things were different. In the early 1960’s when I was following baseball very closely, we had a black and white TV.  That was not the color of the TV; it was the color of the transmission; black and white.  This was before color TV.  Not only that, but there wasContinue reading “#9 Vin Scully”