Old Timers’ Day, New York Yankees Stadium, August 8, 1959

Herbert Hoover was a lifelong fan of baseball, not just major league baseball, but baseball of all kinds.  Hoover played the game as a youth, tried out for the Stanford team while in college, and championed baseball as the ideal American sport.  Hoover was given season passes to the Washington Senators and New York Giants, … Continue reading Old Timers’ Day, New York Yankees Stadium, August 8, 1959

Boys of Summer and the Fall Classic

As the calendar turns from September to October, baseball fans’ thoughts turn to the World Series.  Fans in Boston, Washington, Cleveland and on the north side of Chicago, cross their fingers and hope that this will be their year.  Long-suffering fans of the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs, although their teams have clinched playoff berths, … Continue reading Boys of Summer and the Fall Classic