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May’s birthday boy

May 6 | William A. Gralnick

“A hard act to follow.” The reality of that phrase for John...

Joe Medwick (far left) poses with fellow Brooklyn Dodgers in June 1942. His teammates (second from left to right) are Billy Herman, Pee Wee Reese, Pete Reiser, Mickey Owen and Whitlow Wyatt. AP photo/Tom Sande

Pistol Pete Reiser

March 14 | William A. Gralnick

Of the several choices of “Birthday Boy” from the Boys of Summer...

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March 4 | Brooklyn Eagle Staff

I’ve seen the scars of war on my uncle. I...