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Who is that guy?

Unlike most people who tell you how their father or uncle or maybe even their grandfather took them to their first Major League Baseball game, it was my mother who took my brother and me to our first game. It was in August 1957 when the Boston Red Sox played the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. I was 12 and my brother was 14 at the time. My mom was a fan of the Orioles from the start, when the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore to become the Orioles for the 1954 season.

In that 1957 game, we sat in the left-field bleachers. Back then, it only cost about one dollar for a seat in the bleachers. There were no numbers on the seats; you just sat down wherever you wanted. We sat in the second row from the field. All I really remember about the game was this lanky fellow for Boston who made a great catch at the wall right in front of us.

Of course, it was years later when I began to understand about the players and who they were that I realized who this man was--Ted Williams. How about that, I saw one of the all-time greats and didn't even know who he was!

Myles D. Mumma

Carson City, NV

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Title Annotation:FANS SPEAK OUT
Author:Mumma, Myles D.
Publication:Baseball Digest
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Sep 1, 2015
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