Today in Baseball: Giants explain promotion of Willie Mays in almost apologetical ad

Today, 69 years ago, the New York Giants placed a large ad in the Minnesota Sunday Times that was almost apologetical to the Minneapolis Millers fans. In the ad, the Giants explain why they promoted Willie Mays to the New York Giants.  At the time of his promotion, Mays was the best player on the …

Boston, Milwaukee and New York, a deja-vu for some players

I love the pic shown above. It shows Hank Aaron on the left and Willie Mays on the right. This is a picture with some historic significance. It shows two players with uniforms of the towns they started their career at, but uniforms of two totally different clubs. The picture also shows something that I …

Walter O’Malley, a visionair or a fraud?

I wrote the following piece for my monthly colum in the Cuban baseball magazine Universo Beisbol. In this piece I want to share my point of view on the move of the Dodgers to Los Angeles. Over the years, the LA press and especially the O’Malley family have re-written history in favour of Walter O’Malley. …