Sandy Koufax

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    October 12, 2012

    Yankees Last Chance

    When Raul Ibanez hit his second spectacular home run Wednesday night, he told reporters, "I'm part of a team. Everything we do is a team effort." After last night's embarrassing, 13-inning, 2-1 loss to the Orioles, I'm ready to believe he was telling the truth. The rest of the Yankee batting or ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Forget R.A. Dickey, Forget Niekro -- Think Koufax

    "The best season for a knuckleballer"? Is that the best that the New York press can do to describe R.A. Dickey's accomplishments so far in the 2012 season? Just look at the record so far and pretend that you didn't know he was throwing a knuckleball. At 10-1, he's tied for the league lead in wins ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Who In History Would You Like To Interview?

    At a Friars Club tribute to Bob Woodruff the other night, a panel of TV journalists was asked that very question. One replied Sandy Koufax because the famed pitcher was so inspirational and also has never talked much to press, so it would be a big "get."

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    June 2, 2011

    Mariano Rivera: Even the Outsiders Pitch In On His Greatness

    Rivera deliversMariano Rivera's 1000th appearance in a Yankees uniform has triggered a slew of analytical articles examining various aspects of his greatness. Oddly enough, the most interesting ones didn't come from the mainstream New York press. One of the best was by David Pinto, formerly of Bas ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Five Dead and Gone Classic Brooklyn Restaurants

    pbase.comAt one time, Lundy's was the world's largest restaurant, seating 2,800 hungry souls.​ Shed a tear for Brooklyn's great restaurants of the past. They once defined life in the borough, making it unnecessary to toddle to Manhattan for a lively and memorable night out, and they died as t ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    With Cliff Lee, Will the Phillies Rotation Be the Best Ever?

    ​Does the acquisition of Cliff Lee give the Philadelphia Phillies the best rotation in baseball history? That's a little premature, but you can certainly make a good argument. Right now, Roy Halliday, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels certainly look to rank with the 1954 Cleveland In ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010
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    July 23, 2010

    Barbara Long Gets a Crotch-Full From Joe Namath

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 17, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 40 Making Contact With Broadway Joe by Barbara Long The masses forever fend for themselves as best they can, and, forever elitists, young writers go straight to political leaders for that love and attentio ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Clip Job: A Messy Birth for the World-Journal-Tribune

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 22, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 49 A Newsman Views The Newest Paper By Stan Fischler After a lengthy courtship, the Journal-American, World Telegram and Sun, and Herald-Tribune finally joined their presses in journalistic marriage l ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Clip Job: The Triumph of the Nebbish

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 15, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 48 The Dodgers: Triumph Of the Nebbish By Stan Fischler The Los Angeles Dodgers are Herbie Flam and don't even know it. Perhaps it's better that way. Herbie Flam, like the Dodgers, was born in Brook ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Big Conservative Event to Take Place on Rosh Hashanah

    ​Last week venerable conservative Norman Podhoretz wondered why Jews in America were "misguidedly loyal" to liberalism, when conservatism was so welcoming to the Chosen People. This led to endless debates and a pleasing irony: the arch-conservative Family Research Council, which also likes to ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Jockbeat: Is Johan Santana Pitched Out?

    Mets fans, the smart ones anyway, are alarmed about the swift turnaround in Johan Santana's performance. As recently as May 27 he was 7-2 with an ERA of 1.77. Since then, he's 2-5. His ERA over his last 10 starts is over 5 runs per 9 innings, just about the worst 10-game stretch of his career -- ... More >>

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    September 18, 2007

    The Long Ball

    The secret to the Yanks' success? A guy named Kevin

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    August 29, 2006
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    February 4, 2003
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    November 19, 2002
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    October 29, 2002

    Only Angels Have Rings

    Pick Up the Ball, Barry. Pick It Up.

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    September 17, 2002
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    April 3, 2001
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    February 27, 2001
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    August 15, 2000

    Fear of Joseph Lieberman

    Why His Candidacy Gives Some Jews Shpilkes

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    October 19, 1999
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    July 20, 1999
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