Errata, etc.

I asked you to regale me with stories of October 3, 1951. You did! And so two new memories are now woven into the paperback. I also asked you to alert me to any missteps in my book and you responded in tow. Thank you! My lord you are a punctilious bunch. Below are your catches which are reflected in the new edition.

Paperback

  • Additions in paperback

    • p. 243: In Greenwich Village, Muriel Gloster ran from a dressing room to a sidewalk to hoot and cheer–no matter that the housewife of 29 was naked save her slip.
    • p. 249: Home in a full bed on Dexter Avenue in Malden, Neil Romano lay down with his wife, Mary. The Giant fan, 28, had moved with his bride before the baseball season from New Jersey to Massachusetts. Separated from his fellow rooters, he now celebrated an orgasmic pennant as best he could, son Chuck, born 38 weeks later.
    • p. 256: …professor Bob Mitchell placing it in the left hand of carpenter Solomon Stein…
  • Additional footnotes in paperback

    • p. 374: Angel Rodriguez: Rodriguez played for the Class A Alexandria Dukes.
    • p. 405: Just once before: The Boston Red Sox did so in 1948-49. [ * see Wrong numbers below.]
  • Clarifications in paperback

    • p. 144: war was over in Europe. (NOT war was over)
    • p. 163: In 1922, the Supreme Court exempted baseball from federal antitrust laws, enabling it to enforce the clause. (NOT And Congress had in 1922 deemed the clause constitutional, exempting Major League Baseball from federal antitrust laws.)
    • p. 175: to clear his sinuses (and lessen his nose). (NOT to clear his sinuses)
    • p. 314: a heart attack behind the wheel killed him (NOT a car wreck killed him)
  • Errors in paperback

    • p. 108: 3.91 ERA (not 391)
    • p. 125: Willys’ Night Roadster (NOT Willy’s)
    • p. 196: action for Channel 4 (NOT 11)
    • p. 208: Runners were on first and third (NOT second)
    • p. 241: Forest thirty-three years before (NOT thirty-one)
    • p. 246: A fews rows lower and to the left (NOT right)
    • p. 253: Yiddish headline misspelled (also misspelled in footnote on p. 411)
    • p. 299: unused by manager Fred Haney (NOT Grimm)
    • p. 308: dome south of San Francisco (NOT San Francisco)
    • p. 308: The last and first starters to crouch (NOT the last and first to crouch)
    • p. 313: co-host Clubhouse Journal (NOT Speaking of Sports)
    • p. 322: last day of the next season (NOT last day of the season)
    • p. 333: Rosie Ruiz shortcut (NOT Rosie Ruiz Sholtcart)
  • Additions to Paperback

    • p. 206: …in the 879 subsequent such games, although three have tied the score in the ninth and won it in extra innings.)
  • Additional Footnotes to Paperback

    • p. 206: three have tied the score: Los Angeles Dodgers, Sept. 29, 1959, California Angels, Oct. 11, 1986, Boston Red Sox, Oct. 12, 1986

Errors in hardcover

  • Misspellings

    • p. 14: Max Carey (NOT Casey)
    • p. 125: Willy’s Knight Roadster (NOT Night)
    • p. 141: Gramatan Avenue (NOT Gramaton)
    • p. 248: Rheingold Beer (NOT Reingold)
    • p. 253: Yiddish headline misspelled (also misspelled in footnote on p. 411)
    • p. 330: Hasbrouck Heights (NOT Hasbrouk)
  • Deletions

    • p. 91: delete “then his own manager Hal Gruber”
    • p. 301: delete “motto of Thomson coat of arms”
    • p. 329: delete “and Sun” from “New York Journal American”
  • Wrong time/Anachronisms

    • p. 40: a café on Fourth Avenue (NOT Park Avenue South)
    • p. 67: a sign later hung (NOT a sign hanging)
    • p. 130: only of playing for the Giants (NOT of wearing the orange and black)
    • p. 149: the Con Edison scoreboard (NOT the Schaefer Beer scoreboard)
    • p. 241: Forest thirty-three years before (NOT thirty-one)
    • p. 322: last day of the next season (NOT last day of the season)
  • Wrong people

    • p. 70: when a sexton used lanterns… to warn Paul Revere and his fellow colonists (NOT when Paul Revere used lanterns…)
    • p. 160: Shotton named Branca (NOT Durocher named Branca)
    • p. 198: after Robinson grounded out to Stanky to lead off the top (NOT after Dark popped out to Robinson to lead off the bottom)
    • p. 299: unused by manager Fred Haney (NOT Grimm)
  • Wrong places

    • p. 15: a pair to play in Harlem (NOT Brooklyn)
    • p. 50: in right-center field, Joe DiMaggio… (NOT left-center field)
    • p. 86: a fly to medium right-center (NOT deep right-center)
    • p. 127: fought in Europe (NOT Scotland)
    • p. 185: Manhattan Prep in Riverdale (NOT in Bronxville)
    • p. 239: in Bronxville, in the maternity ward of Lawrence Hospital (NOT in the Bronx, in the maternity ward of Bronxville Hospital)
    • p. 293: Lake Michigan (NOT Lake Superior)
    • p. 308: dome south of San Francisco (NOT San Francisco)
  • Wrong words

    • p. 50: threw a curve (NOT slider)
    • p. 134: an Erie train (NOT a New York Central train)
    • p. 204: Pafko was Slovak (NOT Czech)
    • p. 245: clicked a second or so apart (NOT milliseconds apart)
    • p. 281: Kenneth Riland, an osteopath (NOT an orthopedic surgeon)
    • p. 295: the Slovak shared (NOT the Czech)
    • p. 333: Rosie Ruiz shortcut (NOT subwayed)
  • Wrong numbers

    • p. 108: 3.91 ERA (NOT .391)
    • p. 117: Lee Enfield .303 rifle (NOT 303)
    • p. 233: Just once before (NOT Never before) [* see Additional Footnotes in Paperback]
    • p. 253: West 40th Street (NOT 41st Street)