John McGraw: a man of his time and ours

Anyone who enjoyed Wezen-Ball’s post about the fun predictions contained in the 1981 Sporting News Preview should click on over to Scott Simkus’ blog, where he has unearthed a 1926 interview with John McGraw in which Little Napoleon makes a few predictions and historical observations of his own. The predictions aren’t as bold — McGraw picks the Giants to win the 1926 pennant, natch — but the things he has to say about the importance of baseball in New York and the economics of the game have some time-warping effects all the same.


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