Talkin’ Baseball: Terry Cushman

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  1. Bob Says:

    I had the great pleasure to watch all three of them play. Baseball in NYC in the 1950s was the golden age of the game. Unfortunately, NYC couldn’t support three teams and Horace Stonham was anxious to move the Giants to Minneapolis. Walter O’Malley saw the beginning of white flight from Brooklyn to the suburbs and had his eye on the 100,000 seats in the Los Angeles Coliseum. O’Malley convinced Stonham to move to San Fransisco so they could keep the rivalry alive on the west coast. The introduction of the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 in 1958 made Major League Baseball on the west coast possible.

    • katry Says:

      I never saw the Braves play as they left in 1953. Part of the Boston University’s Nickerson field is the old Braves’ field. The Braves were originally called the Boston Red Stockings team and it and its successors can lay claim to being the oldest continuously playing team in American professional sports. They were successful for quite a while but started losing and the Red Sox attracted fans due to Ted Williams. The Braves left Boston in 1953 in the time between spring training and the first game.

      Boston is crazy for the Sox, but I think there would be plenty of fans for a second major league club.

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