Growing up in New England, my dream was always to play left field for the Boston Red Sox. The only sports idol I ever had was Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived (how's that for starting a debate?).
When I played baseball in my youth, I played left field, like my idol, Ted Williams. Like my idol, I wore uniform number nine. And like Ted Williams, I batted .400.
But unlike Ted Williams, the last Major Leaguer to bat .400 for a season (.406 in 1941), I batted .400 for my career. Contrary to what Casey Stengel used to say, you can't look it up, so I'll give you the facts. In the three years that I played for the local VFW Post in what was then called Babe Ruth League, I batted .132, .141 and .156. If you add up those three yearly averages, the total exceeds .400.
You get the picture. And so did I.
So instead of patrolling the outfield grass in front of Fenway Park's famed left field wall, I went to college and law school, then spent ten years practicing accounting and law. When I decided I couldn't do that until retirement, I closed my office door and set out to find a niche in the world of sports, specifically, baseball.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.