Baseball Notebook

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I am a retired newspaper production worker after 38 years of working for the Alexandria Town Talk in Alexandria, Louisiana and the Monroe Morning World in Monroe, Louisiana.

It was 1955 when I started following baseball by watching minor league baseball games of the Alexandria Aces in the Class C Evangeline League. The first major league game I saw was in August of 1957 when I saw the Philadelphia Phillies host the Pittsburgh Pirates at Connie Mack Stadium. Bill Mazeroski hit a home run that hit the tin roof over the left field bleachers we were sitting on. It was only three years later he hit the walkoff homer that defeated the New York Yankees in the 1960 World Series. In 1959 I saw Ted Williams play for the Red Sox against the Kansas City Athletics in Kansas City.

Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris homered in a doubleheader I saw in 1962 the year after Maris had broken the Babe Ruth record of 60 homers that was set in 1927 when he hit his 61st homer on the last day of the 1961 season.

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