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Taking trains to ballgames, tutoring Campanella and other stories from the oldest living Brooklyn Dodger

It was a time when life, and baseball, were much simpler.

Mike Sandlock is the oldest living Brooklyn Dodger, Pittsburgh Pirate and Boston Brave at 97 years old and he recently told the story of his playing days in the 1940s. Although the catcher had just 446 total at-bats in the Majors, his recollections of playing with Roy Campanella, watching Ruth at the old Yankee Stadium and signing autographs for youngsters during his walk to Ebbets Field take us back to a special time in baseball history.

You can read more in the New York Times interview.

-- Matt Monagan /