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REFLECTIONS ON FATHER'S DAY AND THE COMING OF SUMMER 2010

June 21, 2010

Tags: Perfect Games and its Possible Jinx, Jim Bunning, Galarraga and Joyce, Lack of Batting Gloves

REFLECTIONS ON FATHER’S DAY AND THE COMING OF SUMMER 2010
It hit me on Sunday June 20 Father’s Day that 46 years ago on June 21 1964 Jim Bunning pitched a Perfect Game against the Mets in their first year at Shea Stadium.
I WAS THERE! with my father and remember that Bunning struck out the last (more…)

JAZZ & BASEBALL THOUGHTS ON EVE OF SUMMER 2010

June 11, 2010

Tags: Jazz Memorials for Marc Crawford/John Bunch/Jane Jarvis, Strasburg on MASN, Arrieta's debut

Last month was a particularly poignant time for me, attending three memorials for dear friends in the jazz community. All led significant and sharing lives and lived them for a long time with the exception of writer-poet-master teacher Marc Crawford who died in 1996 at the age of 66. Marc, a high school dropout from Detroit (more…)

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