Category Archives: baseball

Thomas Wolfe on baseball

    “Spring trainin’.” “You mean you don’t like it?” “Like it! Them first three weeks is just plain hell. It ain’t bad when you’re a kid. You don’t put on much weight durin’ the winter, an’ when you come … Continue reading

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“Bob Grim, Darrell Johnson, and Buck Showalter (celebrities are people too)”

    I went with friends to a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston in the summer of 1958, when I was eleven years old. As usual, my friends and … Continue reading

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“Humanities 12, The Pre-Socratics, the Theory of Forms; Baseball”

      “Humanities 12, The Pre-Socratics, the Theory of Forms; Baseball” by Roger W. Smith     In the country of baseball, time is the air we breathe, and the wind swirls us backward, and forward, until we seem … Continue reading

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My Grandfather, the 1912 World Series, and Harry Hooper’s Catch; Plus, a Couple of My Own Favorites

    In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three, with one tie. The eighth and final game was played on Wednesday, October 16, 1912, at Fenway Park in Boston. … Continue reading

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Ted Williams

        Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams seemed in stature like a Greek god to myself and thousands of other boys growing up in New England in the 1950’s. This photo shows him hitting a homerun … Continue reading

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A Late Night Softball Game

  A late night softball game was going on yesterday evening during my walk in Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village, Queens, NY, my favorite local park. It was nearly 9 p.m. The sky was almost dark. I love to … Continue reading

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did Jim Brosnan use the spitball? (and, did he admit it?)

              From: Roger W. Smith To: Paul Aron December 28, 2015     Dear Mr. Aron,   By chance, I recently discovered your book Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot? and Other Unsolved Mysteries … Continue reading

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