Category Archives: Baseball

Swing Low, Sweet Pontiac

In the fall of 1963, I was a young airman stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base in upstate New York. I had recently returned from a tour of duty just outside Istanbul, Turkey and the Rome/Utica area just didn’t have … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Bobby Thomson, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, The 50s | 2 Comments

My Part in the Greatest Election Upset in American History

When Dad and his buds took me to my first Albany Senators baseball game not long after he came back from the war I must have been about 5, and still couldn’t crack open a peanut by myself, so I … Continue reading

Posted in albany, Baseball, Democrats, Dewey, new york, peanuts, politics, Republican, Senators, States Rights, Thurmond, Truman, WWII | 5 Comments