I was toolin' around Longform the other day because it's one of my favorite places on the web and found a link to Joshua Prager's 2001 Wall Street Journal article about the Giants in 1951. The piece was the basis for Prager's book The Echoing Green.
"'Ralph Branca is not a Jew,' said Alan Dershowitz, a Brooklyn-born Dodgers fan, lawyer and Harvard professor." [NYT]
From time to time, we'll select stories — old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime — that we urge you to read for one reason or another. Today: a fitting memorial for Bobby Thomson.