Cursed glove

One of our Twitter followers asked this: @DickAllen_15 What’s your favorite Willie Mays story that you can share on Twitter?

Tried to do it with 140 characters, but really couldn’t.

Willie Mays was a GREAT defensive outfielder. Probably the best ever. One day in San Francisco I convinced him to let me try out his glove. He agreed, laughing that “he would do just about anything to help me out there”.

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Bingo

I first met Ernie Banks in the summer of 1958. I was in the 10th grade. John Ogden (the scout that would sign me with the Phillies) took a group of us to Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field to see a ballgame between the Cubs and the Pirates. Although I considered myself a basketball player first and foremost, like every other black kid in America at the time… I adored Jackie Robinson and hoped be a major leaguer. Ballplayers like Ernie Banks ...

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