Posted by Spencer
on Friday, April 28th 2017:
In Reply to: Re: 60 yrs. ago, bums left us posted by Matty from Flatbush on Friday, April 28th 2017:
"In 1969, sportswriters named Joe DiMaggio baseball's Greatest Living Player"
Just one parting remark. Sportswriters tend to be subjective in their opinions and often resort to hyperbole to get readers' attentions. Joe D. was an above average ballplayer but to say that he was better than Mays is ridiculous. I'm not just talking about stats which can be used to prove anything, Mays was the greatest ballplayer of my lifetime (and yours as well) and I credit Jackie Robinson for what he did to integrate baseball because if it weren't for Robinson we would never have had the honor of seeing Willie play in the Majors. I don't know who else could have done what Robinson did, and I personally think it's a crime that NY named the crummy Interboro Pkwy. after Jackie. Maybe Bedford Ave. or Empire Blvd. should have been renamed instead, or even Prospect Park. IMHO.
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