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2003 Stories by Allen Barra

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  • Oh Boy

    published December 2, 2003

    On a summer afternoon in Venice, 1911, Thomas Mann was killing time on the beach at the Lido when he spied a Polish family that included a young... More >>

  • Break Up the Yankees? No, Just Tinker.

    published November 4, 2003

    In 1951, the New York Giants had a .624 won-lost percentage, won the pennant on a miracle home run by Bobby Thomson in a playoff game, went... More >>

  • The Best Red Sportswriter

    published October 14, 2003

    For nearly a quarter of a century, Lester Rodney was the sports columnist and sports editor for The Daily Worker, the largest and most... More >>

  • Kill the Empire!

    published September 23, 2003

    All of a sudden, within the space of little more than two years, the New York baseball press has become socialist in its bent. Not regarding any... More >>

  • An Oscar-Winning Performance

    published September 16, 2003

    The post-Muhammad Ali era in boxing has seen a handful of great fights, several controversial ones, and several more that were just plain crappy... More >>

  • MLB Whiffs Once Again

    published August 19, 2003

    Forty years ago Vince Lombardi, head coach of the NFL champion Green Bay Packers, informed his defensive coordinator, Phil Bengtson, that... More >>

  • The Era of the Darn Good

    published July 29, 2003

    Ten baseball seasons ago the game was on the verge of a strike from which, in the eyes of many fans, it has never completely recovered. What the... More >>

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