Bobby Doerr recalls spring training with Ted Williams and the Boston Red Sox
By CHRIS ANDERSON
No one on the train could sleep because a brash young man kept talking about hitting, all the while swinging his pillow like a baseball bat.That is how Bobby Doerr remembers his trip from Texas to Sarasota with Ted Williams for spring training in 1938.
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hings weren’t going so swell for Dan Brennan, that’s for sure. His friend died of cancer, his mother was placed in a nursing home and his wife left him, all during a three-month span, and just when he was contemplating ending his life, along came a hurricane to save it.Not that it was raining gumdrops and marshmallows on Alan Pollard Jr.’s life either.
He was Rocky Nelson, member of the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates, and forever part of baseball history because of what happened in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees.
@chiisai1@HT_GunWriter You're right: Someone's going to read my nameless tweet, tell their child that one of their classmates is related to Uncle Chuck (though they have no earthly idea) and then that kid will tease the kid about something a dead guy did in 1969, one day before Thanksgiving break? OK.
@chiisai1@HT_GunWriter Good luck finding him. I know what it took for me to do it. As for kids, it's hard to be affected by a tweet you are not named in. And I'm pretty sure they already know who great-grandpa Chuck is. Equally sure none of their classmates have ever heard of him, nor do they care.
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