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As a rookie head coach for the New York Jets, while his dazed city and a nation recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Herm Edwards would stand at the 50-yard line for "The Star-Spangled Banner" and remember his late father. Master Sgt. Herm Edwards Sr. spent 27 years in the Army, fought in World War II and the Korean War and raised his children for a whi…

Bisons and Baseball

Maybe another matchup featured more men who went on decorated careers as major-league managers and coaches. But when the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox played in 1985, baseball masters congregated in uniform. "I'd only be guessing," former White Sox manager Tony La Russa said, "but I really do believe that was an excessive amount of guys who not only were sma…

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This began as a story about one baseball play. An examination of the box score expanded the lens to one series. An examination of the series expanded the lens to an entire season. The 1985 Yankees were one of the best teams not to reach the postseason. George Steinbrenner's puppeteering and Billy Martin's volatility multiplied the entertainment. Martin oversaw …