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  1. Sparky was one of the greats

    Rob Neyer

    Just last week -- and just before the passing of Artie Wilson -- I mentioned how lucky we are to still have Willie Mays and Bob Feller and Stan Musial and Yogi Berra among us. I should have mentioned Sparky Anderson, who today joined Artie Wilson in ...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  2. Even immortals aren't immortal

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this was unfortunate: Willie Mays was sick and missed throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the World Series opener. Mays was announced earlier Wednesday on a list of six Hall of Famers to throw out first pitches before Wednesd...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  3. Rob Neyer: All-time bests from the All-Star Game

    Rob Neyer

    From Willie Mays to Cal Ripken Jr. to Reggie Jackson, check out the all-time bests in several different categories related to the All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  4. Monte Irvin, 91, still thinking

    Rob Neyer

    Sometimes I wish we wouldn't go looking for trouble ... Two years after Jackie Robinson broke into the majors, the Giants introduced their first two African Americans, Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson, in July 1949. Two years later, Willie Mays arrive...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  5. These Questions 3: James S. Hirsch

    Rob Neyer

    With James S. Hirsch's new biography of Willie Mays just hitting the bestseller list this week, Hirsch was kind enough to answer a few questions about Mays and the book: Rob: Willie Mays, probably more than any other player -- and perhaps more t...

    Blog | February 25, 2010
  6. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links don't have to mean anything, you know? They're just beautiful to watch, like Willie Mays in center field or Mount Hood on a clear day in February ... * Oh, these pesky youngsters and their sabermetrics. What shall be done with them? ...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  7. No need to exaggerate Mays' greatness

    Rob Neyer

    There's a new biography of Willie Mays and it's getting rave reviews (including here, here and here). Mays didn't write the book, but he "authorized" it and is getting half the proceeds, and that's brought him into the wonderful world of book prom...

    Blog | February 10, 2010
  8. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Whatever this edition lacks in quality, it makes up for with lack of quantity (which reminds me of an old joke) ... * I've actually had a sneak peek at the new Willie Mays bio, and I can tell you it's a real page-turner, sort of like a Stephen Kin...

    Blog | February 01, 2010
  9. For Giants, one game meant two

    Rob Neyer

    There's no such thing as a must-win game in the middle of September. But there are games that feel like must-win games. And, sitting in the press box at Willie Mays Park Wednesday night -- and by the way, the press box here must be as close to th...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  10. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    John Henry's new blog looks an awful lot like a column to me. But I'm still trying to figure out the difference. Maybe this will help ... * John Klima's written a new book about Willie Mays' short stint in the Negro Leagues. I&...

    Blog | September 14, 2009
  11. Explaining the Yankees, 'pop'-style

    Rob Neyer

    It's always interesting when the storyline doesn't quite fit the reality. From a review in The New York Times of three Yankee-centric books that were released this spring: What makes fans proud of the pinstripes is the Yankees' Jeterian ...

    Blog | July 27, 2009
  12. Nobody talks about Robinson's defense

    Rob Neyer

    We'll remember Jackie Robinson as a pioneer in baseball, but we shouldn't forget what a great player he was.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2005
  13. In the company of greatness

    Rob Neyer

    New Angels center fielder Steve Finley is a unique ballplayer – part Willie Mays and part Paul Molitor.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2004
  14. Great feat, but not historic

    Rob Neyer

    Barry Bonds' quest to pass Willie Mays is significant, but why all the hoopla over moving up to No. 3?

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2004
  15. The amazing Mays

    Rob Neyer

    Charles Einstein, author of the republished book "Willie's Time", tells of his knowledge of Willie Mays, among other things.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2004
  16. Oldies dominate best-ever debate

    Rob Neyer

    From Willie Mays to Hank Aaron, players from the past continue to rank among the best ever.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2004