Thursday, March 10, 2016

A National Pastime - Baseball on Flashback Thursday

My Grandfather loved baseball and during my visits would explain our National Pastime and the stories of his days in the minor league.  I loved spending time with him and hearing his stories but aside from these isolated moments, baseball never would cross my mind.  Unfortunately my father had not found sports to be a valuable use of time and we never watched it in any form and the topic of baseball was quickly replaced with hauling wood, farming, and "real life."

So sadly it wasn't until after my Grandfather passed that I really found my love for the game. While living in Fresno my hubby took me to my first semipro/pro baseball game.  Our hometown team was the Grizzlies. Terry told me that he was going to catch me a ball that day.  Honestly, while I acted as if I thought he could, I am a logical person and even with little knowledge of the game I new my odds.  Imagine my surprise as baseball flew through the air directly at us and...  he caught me my first baseball.
As a summer person baseball was addictive, going to the game in the heat of day slowly cooling to a perfect 80 degrees, the field lights pop on, the mascot teases the crowd, nachos, hot-dogs.... I fell in love. Now waiting for spring training is like waiting for Christmas.  Baseball is filled traditions and creating my own with Terry has created some of my most fond memories.

America's Pastime  - The Players

1936 Goudey #9, Frank Corsetti Baseball Card.
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Original 1940's Chicago Woodlawn Demolay Baseball Team Snapshot Photo
Vintage AAA Baseball Trophy, 1957, Mid Century, Ed Raatz Trophy, Man Cave, Sports, Athelete
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Monford Merill MONTE IRVIN Negro League Baseball Autographed Picture
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1957 Topps Baseball Card.... #62 Billy Martin.... grade 4.5....   Vg-Ex +.........     sn#8186767
1978 3" Color Thurman Munson Button Pinback
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Vintage 1983 Topps Baseball Sticker Album Near Mint Condition 100% Complete with ALL Stickers
1955 Bowman Baseball Card, Gil McDougald, New York Yankees Infielder, card 9

America's Pastime - For the kids

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Vintage 1959 Armour Baseball Coin - Hank Aaron - Milwaukee Braves Outfielder
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1950's Tudor Tru Action Electronic Baseball Game
Vintage 1940s Milton Bradley Winko Baseball Board Game
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Vintage Baseball Cocker Spaniel Coffee Cup/Mug
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America's Pastime - Play Ball

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America's Pastime - I <3 The Yankees

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ANDY PETTITTE 1994 Top Prospect ROOKIE Card New York Yankees Vintage Baseball
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Babe Ruth "The Called Shot" Collector Plate - 1992 Delphi 8 1/4" Limited Edition Display Plate - New York Yankees Baseball

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