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July 24, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Ralph Fasanella grew up in an Italian immigrant family in New York City. His father was an iceman. His mother was a buttonhole maker with socialist sympathies. The Depression hit when he was a teen-ager. His father left. Fasanella became a union organizer, went to Spain to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War and returned to organize. Around the time World War II was ending, Fasanella was trying to relieve a persistent soreness in his hand.
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July 24, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Ralph Fasanella grew up in an Italian immigrant family in New York City. His father was an iceman. His mother was a buttonhole maker with socialist sympathies. The Depression hit when he was a teen-ager. His father left. Fasanella became a union organizer, went to Spain to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War and returned to organize. Around the time World War II was ending, Fasanella was trying to relieve a persistent soreness in his hand.
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November 7, 1989 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
Now that the baseball season has ended, it's time to talk . . . baseball. To use sportsspeak , "Forever Baseball" can do it all. Airing at 9 tonight on Channels 28 and 15 as part of "The American Experience" on PBS, it's the Babe Ruth or Willie Mays of its genre, arguably the best TV program on baseball ever. And, happily, it offers not a single word from a modern player, manager or owner. That comes during the season.
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