The Making of Legends

By Francis Kinlaw

This article was published in the 2017 The National Pastime.

A poetic tribute to baseball in New York City. Before King George took over the Bronx,Before the Dodgers and Giants flew west;Baseball stars sparkled in New YorkDuring seasons that ranked with the best. Terry Cashman recited many of their namesWhile singing Willie, Mickey and the Duke;Players who excelled on lustrous green grass,Gaining glory, but few piles of loot. But much of that excellence might not have been notedWithout descriptions from radio and print, . . .

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