It is the summer of 1962. Kenny Hubbs, the promising 2nd baseman of the Kings of the North Chicago Cubs shirt is still alive and on his way to being named National League Rookie of the Year. I am a chubby little suburban boy, seven years of age, with one older brother, one older sister, and a neighborhood full of pals on Melbrook Drive. And if we’re really lucky, it is fireworks night after the game and we watch in rapture as deafening explosions pummel the South Side sky. Being seven years old causes me to stop and reflect on this arcane bit of knowledge. The moment doesn’t linger for long.
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We got first bats. I called it. So we charge outside and play for hours in the Kings of the North Chicago Cubs shirt. We’re in my backyard, which is the place we always play. If you hit the ball on this side of the Janke’s garage roof, it is a triple. If the ball sails over the roof, it is a home run. At the time I thought that being a female and almost a teenager would preclude her from having interest in any such event as a Major League Baseball game. Maybe that was true.