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Midweek Books: Remembrances of Octobers past

TweetIt’s been 36 years — my high school days! — since the legend of “Mr. October” was cemented.
Reggie Jackson was the catalyst of three consecutive World Series championship teams with the Oakland Athletics in the mid-1970s. After he signed with the Yankees as a free agent, guiding title teams in 1977 and 1978, that moniker, [...]

The Saturday Sports Reader: New hope in old D.C.

TweetThe Major League Baseball playoffs lead off this weekend’s list of stellar sports reads from around the Web, starting with Nathan Fenno’s marvelous piece in The Washington Times about the last time Washington played host to a post-season game.
The year was 1933, still early in the Depression and late in the era of Prohibition. Fenno [...]