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Anthology: Ten Years TQ – Nancy Cantwell

Willie Mays, New York Giants, Polo Grounds, Rookie Season 1951 _____________ First let me say what an incredible privilege it has been to work with all the contributors to Times Quotidian:   Guy Zimmerman, Associate Editor | Contributors: Marla Apt, Alan Berman, Suresh Chandvankar, Lorraine Davis, Brian Forrest, Alissa Guzman, Patrick Halm, Jim Houghton, Sean Hughes, Robert Kato, Constance Mallinson, Michelle Plochere, Naomi Pitcairn, Janet Sternburg, Rita Valencia, Aram Yardumian, Melanie Wudl, Tom Wudl The work has been extraordinary, penetrating and incredibly rewarding. To be able to cultivate such material for our readers near and far has been an … [Read more...]

At The Polo Grounds

This is my Valentine to Baseball. And what better day to post than the opening of the 2009 Season, the Dodgers vs. Giants! These are photographs taken with a stereoscopic camera. They were shot at the Polo Grounds(IV), dated 1951-52, I am not really sure. But what I do know is that the Great Willie Mays is playing, Bobby "The Shot Heard Round the World" Thomson is playing and Leo "The Lip" Durocher is managing the New York Giants. This Giants' roster also included Sal "The Barber" Maglie,  famous for throwing "chin music", hence the legacy, effectual, close shave. My grandfather is the photographer and my grandmother is the silver haired lady with the best sunglasses on the planet! They were friends of the Durochers and … [Read more...]