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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, [...]

Call him Señor Octobre

TweetPablo Sandoval’s three home runs in Game 1 of the World Series have been matched only by Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols.
That two of these magnificent shots came off Justin Verlander is even more remarkable. Sandoval’s “Panda” nickname may also need an upgrade.

How about that? A fine find among the wine

TweetWhen Pittsburgh Pirates minority owner Bing Crosby — yes, that Bing Crosby — was out of the country during the 1960 World Series, he had the full NBC broadcast of Game 7 recorded on several reel-to-reel tapes.
Those films were among the various non-alcoholic artifacts recenly found in the wine cellar of the late entertainer’s northern [...]