Saturday, January 3, 2015

Cuomo, Baseball, and Politics

Jon Keller sent me this snippet from WNYC on Mario Cuomo's love for baseball and how it squared with his philosophy on government. Beautiful.

For those who don't know, it was Branch Rickey (the same man who brought Jackie Robinson to the majors with the Dodgers) that signed Mario Cuomo with the Pirates for the (then) large sum of $2,000 ... about three times as much as Mickey Mantle was paid the same year to sign with the Yankees.

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