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1999 Stories by Howard Z. Unger

Archives: 1999
  • Oh What a Relief It Is

    published September 21, 1999

    A collection of castaway closers, a crackpot, a headhunter, more journeymen than a conquistador battalion, a guy who hadn't thrown a pitch in the... More >>

  • School of Hard Knocks

    published August 10, 1999

    For Furious George, making it to the pros won't be tough. He's anxious to learn all the moves and his personality is meant for steel-chair... More >>

  • Platform Seating

    published August 3, 1999

    Just for a moment, for fans exiting the No. 7 train at Willets Point, Shea Stadium actually looks like a ballpark. Out of sight are the... More >>

  • Sign of the Times

    published July 6, 1999

    On May 9, in the wake of the Columbine shootings, The New York Times's Robert Lipsyte wrote a column entitled "The Jock Culture: Time to... More >>

  • Open Season

    published March 30, 1999

    It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. The infield, one of the league's strongest. The outfield, more of an abyss than a place where... More >>

  • Violet Flashbacks

    published January 19, 1999

    Remember the ecstasy being doled out on the corner of Bleecker and Mercer streets a few years ago? No, not the drug— the rapture that came... More >>

Archives: 1999