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By Steven Travers

Nineteen sixty-two—it’s been referred to as “the finish of innocence,” as the US witnessed the Cuban Missile obstacle and the subsequent 12 months observed the Kennedy assassination and the early stirrings of Vietnam.

In baseball, 1962 used to be an exciting season. 5 years previous the Brooklyn Dodgers and big apple Giants had migrated west to l. a. and San Francisco, respectively, leaving ny to the Yankees. In 1962, those self same Giants and Dodgers confronted off to work out who might increase to the area sequence. ready to do conflict have been the Yankees, who have been additionally combating for allegiance in ny with the Mets’ debut. The previous Subway sequence had long past cross-country.

Just because it used to be the top of innocence, it was once an finish of an period for the Yankees. Winners of 11 global sequence titles in two decades, they'd move fifteen years— a checklist for the modern-era Bombers on the time—until their subsequent championship. They seemed within the subsequent international sequence, yet through the tip of the last decade it used to be these upstart Mets amazin’ fanatics. The Dodgers might holiday throughout the following yr and back in 1965 whereas the Giants—convinced they’d be again time and again— haven't begun to win a identify at the West Coast. Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, Casey Stengel. Steven Travers info Hollywood’s adoration of the Dodgers, San Francisco’s conflict among inferiority and superiority, and big apple, rulers of game and society, experiencing the beginnings of a altering of the shield. 3 towns, 5 groups, and one nice 12 months are all right here in A story of 3 Cities.

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