Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The old ball game

Posted on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 1:56 PM

I want to congratulate the Independent and writers Jeremy Watterson and Skylar Browning for their excellent piece titled "Safe at home" (Aug. 7). Besides reading your paper on all of the current musical happenings in our city, it is nice to know that you haven't forgotten "that grand old game of baseball."

There are a lot of us who live here who used to see Major League Baseball games before we moved here. I am one of them, having followed the Los Angeles Dodgers since they moved from Brooklyn. And your cover illustration of Babe Ruth: I am fortunate to have in my 70-year personal collection of sports clippings a letter sent to me on March 15, 1974, by his wife, Mrs. George Herman Ruth. I also had the honor of meeting some of the greatest to ever play the game, like Hank Aaron, Pete Rose, Willie Mays, Bob Feller, Roy Campanella, Satchel Paige and many more. So, thank you for the article for us "baseball fans." It was much appreciated.

David Mirisch

Missoula

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