This evening I was leafing through my Grandma’s scrapbooks looking for an image to illustrate a post. I was not able to find the image that I wanted, but did run across something else that got my mind wandering. It has actually wandered beyond even what I am going to post tonight, so this one may have a follow-up.
Here is the clipping that started my mind wandering in a different direction.
I have been following the Little League World Series in the sports page each day. The tournament ended yesterday with a team from Japan beating a team from California to win the championship.
I really like the caption of this great editorial cartoon by Frank Andrea Miller:
We Didn’t Have Little Leagues When We Were Kids … But We Sure Had Fun
Little League Baseball was founded in 1939 and didn’t spread country wide until about 1950, so the readers of the Des Moines Register would have been able to identify with this statement when the cartoon was published in 1958.
This brought back memories from when I was a kid playing Little League baseball. I have some pictures that I may share in a future post 🙂
Even though I played in an organized league, I also remember playing baseball and softball just like this cartoon depicts.
Some of the individual images in the cartoon also bring back memories of playing softball at Summer Camp.
Although we already were divided into teams, we would always toss the bat to see who would take the field first and who would bat.
I remember one field we played on that was right by a field with cows in it. We would have to be careful when we retrieved foul balls.
We would also play with kids of all ages and with both boys and girls. We had a lot of fun!
What are your baseball memories?
p.s. If this post brought back some good memories, you may enjoy some of my other posts about Frank Andrea Miller’s editorial cartoons.
Click on the following link: Frank Andrea Miller Cartoons