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By Steven Travers

Nineteen sixty-two—it’s been referred to as “the finish of innocence,” as the USA witnessed the Cuban Missile trouble and the subsequent yr observed the Kennedy assassination and the early stirrings of Vietnam.

In baseball, 1962 used to be an exciting season. 5 years previous the Brooklyn Dodgers and manhattan Giants had migrated west to l. a. and San Francisco, respectively, leaving ny to the Yankees. In 1962, those self same Giants and Dodgers confronted off to determine who could increase to the area sequence. ready to do conflict have been the Yankees, who have been additionally combating for allegiance in big apple with the Mets’ debut. The previous Subway sequence had long gone 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'd pass fifteen years— a list for the modern-era Bombers on the time—until their subsequent championship. They seemed within the subsequent global sequence, yet by way of the tip of the last decade it used to be these upstart Mets amazin’ enthusiasts. The Dodgers might holiday throughout the following yr and back in 1965 whereas the Giants—convinced they’d be again time and again— haven't begun to win a identify 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 big apple, rulers of activity and society, experiencing the beginnings of a altering of the safeguard. 3 towns, 5 groups, and one nice yr are all right here in A story of 3 Cities.

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