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By Gary Land

Long, leisurely summer season days enjoying pick-up video games in the community sandlot; that first, awe-inspiring glimpse of an incredible league box; taking part in trap within the yard; collecting baseball playing cards; pouring over field scores—for many, baseball is the stuff of an American formative years. The thirty own reminiscences during this e-book mirror the nice number of this uniquely American event in addition to the typical spirit that unites all enthusiasts of baseball.

An anecdotal background of America’s hobby from the Nineteen Thirties to the Nineties, Growing Up with Baseball indicates us the way it was once watched, performed, and lived now not by means of megastar athletes and multimillionaire proprietors yet through daily humans. A missionary’s son learns to learn via evaluating the activities stories in Time Magazine with Mel Allen’s asserting over military Radio; a tender woman reaches puberty at nearly a similar time that the pink Sox get their “impossible dream” pennant; boys assemble by means of day to play ball on an previous Pittsburgh tennis court docket, then camp there at evening whereas hearing the Pirates at the radio; a tender guy encounters the Fogarty brothers, of Credence Clearwater Revival, at the sandlots of Berkeley.

Here are the moments of younger innocence and coming of age in the USA, from the massive leagues to the yard to the tabletop video game and baseball solitaire, all narrated with the heat and spirit which are a part of baseball’s enduring charm.

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Dad could truly be described in this way, but he called me “Mick,” an obvious reference to Yankee superstar Mickey Mantle. Only Dad ever called me Mick— and he only called me Mick while we were on the ball field. ” The meeting on the pitcher’s mound included the manager, a coach, the pitcher and catcher, and each of the four infielders. It was the last inning of a playoff game with the bases loaded, nobody out, and the team on the field holding a 6–4 lead. The batter waiting to hit was my ten-year-old son, Michael.

The day was September 29, and the first game of the 1954 World Series was the event. The matchup featured the pitching-rich Cleveland Indians, the winningest team in the modern era (111 wins in a 154-game season), and the New York Giants, led by their exciting young center fielder Willie Mays. Because of their pitching and starstudded lineup, the Indians had been installed as prohibitive favorites. With a rotation of Bob Lemon, Early Wynn (eventual Hall of Famers), and Mike Garcia, the Indians featured one of the best starting staffs ever.

Doc, though, impressed me more. A real doctor, the only one I had ever seen outside of a medical office, was the shortstop. That September I started college. Academic requirements, the need to have a job to pay school expenses, and the fact that City College’s baseball team practiced a long subway ride from the downtown location of my classes prevented baseball from fitting into my life. Dad never really accepted my choosing academics over baseball, but he never said so. By the time I completed my formal education, I had two graduate degrees to go along with my college diploma.

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