The words and phrases are spoken and written day after day, year after year - generally without any wonderment as to how they became part of the language. All have a history, a story.
For those of you who liked Parts I thru III and wanted more, here is more.
"The Called Shot" A heavier, slower and older Babe Ruth had much more to prove in 1932. And prove he did! Batting .341, driving in 137 runs, slugging 41 homers, the Sultan of Swat pushed the New York Yankees to another pennant. The Cubs of Chicago were the opposition in the World Series.
With the release of the new film focused on “Number 42,” interest in Jackie Robinson has been revived and rightfully so. He is an important historical figure. And I had the opportunity to do a lot of writing about Jack Roosevelt Robinson in several of my books.
So for your reading pleasure, a tasting menu.
One of the perks I have experienced in writing sports books and articles has been the interesting characters I have met, the friendships I have made.
(HARVEY FROMMER IS AT WORK ON A BOOK ON THE FIRST SUPER BOWL (1967). ANYONE WITH CONTACTS, STORIES, SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT HIM)
A few years back when I was at Ft. Meyers interviewing for my “Remembering Fenway Park” two targets were Sox manager Terry Francona and sports writer Dan Shaughnessy. In my opinion they were at the top of their game and could provide many insights about Fenway.
Both guys were busy. Both guys had better things to do then pass the time of day with me. Nevertheless, both guys gave me as much time as I needed and their stories and insights added immeasurably to my book.
I have to say there haven’t been a lot of articles that I’ve done with players who were 15 and younger. I’m sure I will post one about Connor McDavid the CHL hockey star who is exactly that age but for now this is a baseball article about Mason Studstill.
He’s a budding high school baseball star in Florida who’s been raising some eyebrows. This Rockledge native has been blessed with a sweet swing and a strong throwing arm. Now here’s the question. Do you allow him to be a dominant hitter and dominant pitcher?
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