Sunday Journal: World Series triggers Giant memory

By John Balcomb, Special to the Times

In Print: Sunday, November 7, 2010


When the 2010 Giants — of New York or otherwise — won the series last week and news reports reminded us that it was a feat they had not accomplished since 1954, the year I was born, it resonated with me. I still have that little wooden bat with the Giants pennant that Bobby shared with me, buried away in a box of childhood treasures that has survived the years, and I felt a new appreciation at having visited Cooperstown that day in 1961, and of a swell kid on the bus.”

John Balcomb is a freelance writer and photographer who also serves on the board of a bay area nonprofit organization. He also plays bass in a rock ‘n’ roll band on weekends.


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