Jackie Howard was a Giants' fan who grew up in Flushing. He was 10 years old when the Giants won the pennant in 1951, but the Yankees beat them in the World Series. That's when Jackie Howard started his hate affair with the Yankees, which grew more intense during the 1962 World Series.
I Couldn't Watch the Giants
After my team moved, I had to listen to Les Keiter recreate the Giants' game on WINS radio. The only way I could watch them was on Channel 13, which was located in New Jersey, when they played the Phillies or the Cardinals.
There was a tremendous market for National League baseball now that the Yankees were the only game in town, and real Giants' or Dodgers' fans would never watch the hated team from the Bronx.
The National League Was Better
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Article written by Harold Friend