Look What Sports Did To This Little Kid!

A Baby Boomer’s Journey Through the Golden Age of Sports

by Chuck Spinner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/25/2023

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9798823010252
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9798823010269
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9798823010245

About the Book

The Baby Boom generation (those born between 1946-1965) are starting to reach three quarters of a century in age. Their youth came after the Great Depression and World War II; and Americans were longing for fun activities that sports provided. Baby Boomers grew up just as television was being welcomed into average households. The youth of this generation were the first to see sports events live on TV rather than listening to them on radio or reading about them in newspapers. This new visual medium enabled this generation to react together immediately to the same athletic competition. This autobiography presents a nostalgic look at the author’s reactions to the sports events that many of his readers also witnessed. This work is also a history book whose stories detail events in a personal, readable, enjoyable way. Baby boomers and sports fans in general will have fun exploring such enticing chapters such as: How the author’s uncle became a pro wrestler to pay his way through law school. Meeting a boyhood sports idol 40 years later. Two grandsons ride in a pace car with their Papa. Meeting the only major league ambidextrous pitcher. The first T-ball game played on “artificial turf”! Author plays international basketball game in Senegal. Author beats future Supreme Court justice in basketball! Larry Bird ruins local TV sports broadcast! Author participates in prison basketball game. Running with the “Vaulting Vicar”, Bob Richards! Author’s wife meets Michael Jordon….almost! The Detective Wrestling Dentist! Golfing on the Moon! Vietnam and a remembered fallen teammate. Patrice meets Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin. The most comfortable pole vault landing pit ever! Author Spinner was prompted to write his book after reading this quote from Toni Morrison: “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

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