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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

The Shifting Tides of Sports Journalism

“It was all I lived for, to play baseball.” — Mickey Mantle

L.A Coliseum, Game 4 of World Series 1959. ievenlostmycat from San Diego, CA, USA. Creative Commons.

Jane Leavy’s book about Mickey Mantle is more than the story of a baseball hero. The Sports Illustrated journalist titled her story The Last Boy because sports journalism had shifted into a new era. Up till Mantle, the innocence of our…

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