New PDF release: A Tale of Three Cities

By Steven Travers

Nineteen sixty-two—it’s been known as “the finish of innocence,” as the United States witnessed the Cuban Missile concern and the next yr observed the Kennedy assassination and the early stirrings of Vietnam.

In baseball, 1962 was once an exciting season. 5 years previous the Brooklyn Dodgers and big apple Giants had migrated west to la and San Francisco, respectively, leaving big apple to the Yankees. In 1962, those self same Giants and Dodgers confronted off to determine who might boost to the area sequence. ready to do conflict have been the Yankees, who have been additionally combating for allegiance in long island with the Mets’ debut. The previous Subway sequence had long gone cross-country.

Just because it used to be the tip of innocence, it used to be an finish of an period for the Yankees. Winners of 11 international sequence titles in 20 years, they might cross fifteen years— a checklist for the modern-era Bombers on the time—until their subsequent championship. They seemed within the subsequent global sequence, yet by way of the top of the last decade it was once these upstart Mets amazin’ fanatics. The Dodgers might holiday throughout the following yr and back in 1965 whereas the Giants—convinced they’d be again repeatedly— have not begun to win a identify at the West Coast. Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, Casey Stengel. Steven Travers information Hollywood’s adoration of the Dodgers, San Francisco’s conflict among inferiority and superiority, and ny, rulers of game and society, experiencing the beginnings of a altering of the defend. 3 towns, 5 groups, and one nice yr are all the following in A story of 3 Cities.

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