Sixty years ago today, when I was 10 years old, I saw my first Major League baseball game, an occasion of supreme importance at the time and a source of sweet memories in my dotage.


Before then, I had never even seen a game on television. We didn’t get TV at our house until the following January. And besides, there was only one station in the Rockford market at that time, and it had not yet aired any sporting events.  But I had become a great fan of baseball by listening to games on the radio and following the sport ...

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Sixty years ago today, when I was 10 years old, I saw my first Major League baseball game, an occasion of supreme importance at the time and a source of sweet memories in my dotage.

Before then, I had never even seen a game on television. We didn’t get TV at our house until the following January. And besides, there was only one station in the Rockford market at that time, and it had not yet aired any sporting events.  But I had become a great fan of baseball by listening to games on the radio and following the sport ...

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