Monday, February 28, 2011

Willie, Mickey, and the Duke

So let's hear first from the Dodger fans. Here is Dave Anderson the great Times sports writer (and Holy Cross grad) rising to praise The Duke of Flatbush:

Over their careers, Mays and Mantle each earned adulation as arguably the best baseball player ever. Snider never did, but for a time in the ’50s the Duke of Flatbush was better than either of them. He hit 407 home runs, almost all for the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, and a few for the Mets and the Giants at the end. But in the ’50s he hit more home runs than Mays or Mantle or anybody else in the big leagues.