But baseball, on the other hand, is pretty darn interesting. So here goes. Whoever wants to the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball–said by Columbia University Professor Jacque Barzun. That was in 1954, during the golden age of baseball. Players like Willie Mays, Mickey Mantel, and Duke Snider were tops, and there was not real competition from any other major league sport.
Though they watched it on television, men played baseball as a pass time in home grown leagues during the 1950s. And some good players came out of rural Pennsylvania. Mumbles Tremble (check him out in the baseball stats books) made it to the major leagues in 1952. Maybe it was just one season, but for a kid from an unknown place, he did okay.
Baseball plays a part in my novel: A Woman’s Role coming out soon from Assent Publishing.