The Mike Piazza story may just be too Hollywood for Hollywood. While true, it doesn’t sound true, but cliched.
Jason Turbow is our guest on the latest Voices Podcast. Turbow is the author of Baseball Codes and his new book, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, will be available on March 7 at your favorite bookseller.
Vin Scully remembers the moment he fell in love with baseball. “I was not quite nine years old,” he said. “I was walking home from grammar school. I went by a Chinese laundry, and in the window was the line score of the World Series game and the Yankees beat up the Giants 18‑4.”
The date: October 2, 1936.