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Welcome to the Wonderful World of America’s Dream Sport

A fireman, a policeman, a pilot, an astronaut, a soldier, a doctor... The list of "wannabe's" for a little boy is almost endless. Sooner or later, though, many of them dream of being out there on the playing field with major league baseball teams.
 
While Robert Lockwood Mills never got to play with them, he did get the chance to go to watch his heroes on the field with his father. His memories formed the basis of his newest book, Baseball--Then and Now.

 

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Baseball---Then and Now combines the author’s earliest recollections of the Great American Pastime with a cogent and often humorous analysis of the game’s evolution.

Written entirely from Robert Lockwood Mills’ vast memory bank, it invites the reader along nostalgic pathways of baseball history, from the familiar to the forgotten.

 

The author recalls the earliest games he saw, involving the Chicago Cubs in 1948 and the Boston Red Sox in 1949. He helps us remember great, near-great, and not-so-great players, managers, broadcasters, sportswriters, and umpires. He discusses unresolved controversies and ends the book with a flight of fancy about baseball’s future.

 

 

For a complete synopsis click here

To read the first chapter of Baseball--Then and Now click here

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