Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

7 July 2015. A Blast from the Metropolia Past… Mike Naymick of the “Tribe”

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“Tribe” has two complementary meanings here… firstly, Mike Naymick was from the “tribe”, he was “one of us”, he came out of American Slavonia, he was Russian Orthodox, he was an Old School Hunkie. Secondly, Mike played for the Cleveland Indians, “The Tribe”, in 1939-40, and 1943-44 (and for the St Louis Cardinals in 1944). He was 6 foot 8 inches tall (2.03 metres) and wore Size 17 (Size 53 European) shoes! Whew!



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