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A Whole New Ballgame 

The 1960s are a turbulent decade for America. There are race riots, anti-war protests, hippies, Woodstock. It is also a turbulent decade for baseball, as one by one its "sacred" institutions fall.

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The 1960s are a turbulent decade for America. There are race riots, anti-war protests, hippies, Woodstock. It is also a turbulent decade for baseball, as one by one its "sacred" institutions fall.

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27 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Roger Angell: [about the 1962 Mets] An amazing thing happened, which was that New York took this losing team to its bosom. Everybody thinks New York only cares about champions, but we cared about the Mets. I remember going to some games in June that year. And they were getting walloped, they were getting horribly beaten. But the crowds came out to the Polo Grounds in great numbers. And people brought horns and blew these horns. And after a while, I realized this was probably anti-matter to the Yankees, who ...
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Green Onions
Written by Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson Jr., Lewie Steinberg (as Lewis Steinberg) and Steve Cropper
Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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it Was the Sixties, Man!
24 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is about New York teams again for much of it anyway. It starts, of course, with the Yankees again. The home run race between Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle starts things off. Of course, it was the Dodgers again, fresh from New York. A focus on the great Sandy Koufax. Then there is the Pirates defeat of the Yankees, though outplayed badly in three games (someone actually called it a tragedy and Mickey Mantle cried). The sixties were the property of two franchises: The St. Louis Cardinals and the Baltimore Orioles. We got a look at Carl Yastrzemski. We got a look at Pete Rose. We got a really brief look at Stan Musial. This poor guy has been, for all practical purposes, ignored throughout this whole series, even though he broke the National League record for hits. We got a look at Bob Gibson who may have been the most frightening pitcher for anyone to bat against, ever. Casey Stengel is focused on and the hapless Mets. Of course, like they ignored the Milwaukee Braves at the end of the last episode and Lew Burdette's great achievement, they ignore the Twins, who won the pennant for the first time. Of course, about ten minutes is devoted to the 1969 Mets. If they had not been in New York, you would have not seen them on this show. Finally, Curt Flood is about to challenge the reserve clause, setting up the next episode. While there is something wonderful about this series, it becomes pretty shortsighted at times.


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