1954 | WYPR


Apr 15, 2014

The cover of Bill Madden's 1954 is a photo of a game-changing catch made by Willie Mays.
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Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first-ever game played by the Orioles in Baltimore. On that day, the team drew a capacity crowd of 46,354 to brand-new Memorial Stadium. As we mark 60 years of Major League Baseball in Baltimore, our guest is Bill Madden, veteran sportswriter for the New York Daily News and author of "1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball."