In his 1973 book “No Cheering in the Press Box,” author Jerome Holtzman chronicled the lives of the greatest sports journalists of his generation. Four decades later, students at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism are updating the concept with a series of interviews with the best sports journalists of the last 40 years.
One pitch does not make a life, even if it makes history. Chuck Stobbs knew how he would be remembered.
Mantle was the Last Boy in the last decade ruled by boys. He was Li’l Abner in pinstripes, a dreamboat reprobate with a coast-to-coast grin and a pain threshold as big as the Great Plains. No digital pansies for The Mick.
This essay appeared on Bronx Banter, the website devoted to all things Yankee, as part of a series of “lasting Yankee Stadium” memories published prior to the last game at the Stadium.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED WOMEN|SPORT made its debut with a trial issue in the Spring of 1997. Jane’s article appeared here in the “My Take” section.