quote:Originally posted by PurpleHaze:quote:Originally posted by wine+art:
Just spent a few days listening to him watching Baseball by Ken Burns. A true "baseball guy."
When I was a kid we went to the old Rangers stadium to see them play the Yankees. Staub was at bat and hit a long ball out toward Reggie Jackson, who thought it went out and turned around with his arms folded to watch Staub round the bases. The ball actually hit the top of the wall, stayed in the field of play, and bounced to a stop about ten feet behind Jackson. The other Yankees came running and shouting at Reggie, who quickly grabbed the ball and threw it to the infield. Had it been any other player it would have been an in the park home run. Staub, who was never known for his speed, made it to third. Great memory from my first live baseball game. RIP