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
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.