Jan 8, 2009

Apples for a Nickel, and Plenty of Empty Seats

(NYTimes) - In the depths of the Depression, Ray Robinson remembers with wonder, he would go to Yankee Stadium to see his heroes Lou Gehrig and Herb Pennock. He can also recall trips to the Polo Grounds with a family friend, a bootlegger who knew Giants Manager John J. McGraw and would often score box seats. Continued

Photo: World Series of 1933, Washington, D.C. Baseball field during last game. Theodor Horydczak Collection (Library of Congress).