katt: thank you for sharing that wonderfull memory. It made me smile as I start my day! It brings back memories of my dad who was 59 when I was born. He would talk about Walter Johnson who was the idol of every kid growing up in the midwest. He would get this gleam in his eye and a wry smile on his face as he recounted all the stories of the Big Train and his dominance.. ones I later came to recall again when I read Johnson's biography by his grandson. Johnson, was as real to me as any modern player growing up in the 70's. He also would tell me stories of the gas house gang... one of my favorites being his watching Satchel Page outduel Dizzy Dean 1-0 in a 1935 exhibition. He performed his medical residency in St Louis during the depression.
Threads like this show whats makes baseball THE timeless great game.
And thank to you doggie. Your threads are one of the best parts of this site.