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Boys of Summer Author, Roger Kahn, Passes Away


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Posted by Barb on Saturday, February 8th 2020:

Sad news: As reported in the "Daily News" this morning, the man who chronicled our Dodgers, along with their long-sought World Series in '55 and their abandonment of Brooklyn two years later, passed into history himself. Another piece of Brooklyn history - gone!

I was a student at the also-gone St Thomas Aquinas elementary school in Flatlands where Sr Mary Timothy let us listen to the Series during class and then the administrators gave us a day off when they won. My grandfather had taken my sister, Ginny, and I to a game or two prior to those later victories. We became big fans (although not to the "stats" level). What a time!

Since joining the Board many years ago, I enjoyed the feuds among posters about the "good" guys and "bad" guys over the controversial move of the Dodgers to La La Land.

Thoughts, feelings, memories?

Reference ID: BK96127



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