PublishedMay 11, 2017
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Tags: 1938, 1939, 20th Century, Anti-Semitism, Antifa, Baseball, bats, Bullets, Detroit Tigers, Entertainment, Father Coughlin, Galveston, German American Bund, Germany, guns, Immigration, Jewish Heroes, Jews, Joseph Greenstein, Madison Square Garden, Medical Freaks, Nazis, new york, OPS, Poland, Punching Nazis, Richard Spencer Sucks, sports, texas, Yom Kippur
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Wonderful and relevant piece…will share with anyone who says sports and politics should be held at arms length.
Heads up that, when the Nazi’s held their rally at Madison Square Garden, MSG was located at 8th avenue and 50th street. The current Garden was opened at its current location at 33rd street in 1968. The Mighty Atom would have been looking for a bat and ladder at a hardware store a handful of blocks uptown.
( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_Square_Garden_(1925) )
Love the tag about Richard Spencer, and I truly loved how you told the story. Would you share the source for how you found this story? Thanks so much, I’m an avid fan of your show.
I have been enjoying The Memory Palace since the first episode but this is my first comment. I saw Joseph Greenstein – The Mighty Atom perform in Ephrata, PA at The Green Dragon and remember being impressed with his show. I cannot recall the year but it was most likely during the early 1970’s since he passed away in 1977. Thanks for all of the interesting episodes!
Such a great episode. Thanks, Nate.
One of my favorite episodes!
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