All was well in Brooklyn
] during the summer of 1951. Baseball was king and the Dodgers were the crown prince. Other trivial events were occurring in ’51, but none an eleven year-old noticed. 685 more words
On September 3, 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle of the Yankees became the first set of teammates to hit 50 homers in a season. In a game against the Tigers, Mickey Mantle launched one in the bottom of the ninth to tie the score at 5-5, en route to a 8-5 victory. 7 more words
Fans taking food out of their kids mouths to spend it their passed sports idols’ memorabilia always struck me as exceptionally macabre. That money could have been better invested, I don’t know, in the athlete’s foundation or favorite charity, but instead, fans go on and waste hundreds of thousands of dollars on whatever’s left of that person’s last vestiges on Earth for the sake of “fan loyalty.” 201 more words
© Chuck Duboff
Other than the rough patches of green grass, my memories of playing ball as a kid are all in black and white. 952 more words
Just reread this...and it lit a spark inside me...this was my life as a kid...and as an adult...and though I allowed someone to take this summer's enjoyment from me...rereading this piece I wrote back in early June, sent a thunderbolt through me...it's time to welcome back my true first love, baseball; we may have been separated for awhile, but this is a marriage that will last till I am food for worms!! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: LET'S PLAY BALL!!!!