"After Jackie": Maury Wills

Originally Published: April 11, 2007
By Cal Fussman | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from "After Jackie: Pride, Prejudice and Baseball's Forgotten Heroes" by Cal Fussman. Copyright (c) 2007 by Cal Fussman. Reprinted by permission of ESPN Books. Click here for information on how to purchase the book.

WORD OF THE Washington Senators never even got to the DC projects where I grew up. We didn't even know there was a major league baseball team in town.

Our baseball heroes were these old guys who played on Sundays in mismatched ...

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