Former infielder and now Triple-A manager Wally Backman reflects on the famous Mets season, his career and today’s new rules.
Jon Matlack can still recount parts of his career as if they happened yesterday. In an exclusive interview with SCD, Matlack recalls the 1973 World Series, playing with Willie Mays and an incredible few days in a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive.
As a child chasing autographs during the All-Star Game weekend in 1963, there were plenty of opportunities in the players’ hotels. But one encounter with Casey Stengel left a lasting impression – and even some ink in a local newspaper.