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By Steven Travers

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

In baseball, 1962 was once an exhilarating season. 5 years earlier the Brooklyn Dodgers and big apple Giants had migrated west to l. a. and San Francisco, respectively, leaving long island 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 struggling with for allegiance in big apple with the Mets’ debut. The previous Subway sequence had long past cross-country.

Just because it used to be the top of innocence, it used to be an finish of an period for the Yankees. Winners of 11 international sequence titles in two decades, they might 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 via the top of the last decade it was once these upstart Mets amazin’ lovers. The Dodgers could holiday throughout the following 12 months and back in 1965 whereas the Giants—convinced they’d be again again and again— haven't begun to win a name at the West Coast. Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, Casey Stengel. Steven Travers information Hollywood’s adoration of the Dodgers, San Francisco’s conflict among inferiority and superiority, and long island, rulers of activity and society, experiencing the beginnings of a altering of the shield. 3 towns, 5 groups, and one nice yr are all the following in A story of 3 Cities.

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