I have enjoyed many of Ralph's baseball postings. Although I do not know him I love his tales of the Schroths and other Trenton memorabilia.I grew up in Trenton a rapid Baseball fan, the Phillies and A's to be exact as I was a fervent Yankee hater. I still am.
This baseball love and background perhaps helped to provide an impetus to allow me to think about working in Baseball when the time came. So when I got to Houston, Texas in late 1964 I set upon accomplishing just that. It is a long story but I did get to .be one of the two guys who operated the Astrodome scoreboard when it opened in 1965. The Phillies opened the season that year and I befriended Bus Saidt, who I used to "bootleg" listening to every night as my parents made me go to bed. I tricked them. Anyhow Bus had to dart out as the team had a flight that night so I had was given the honor of calling in his story to the Trenton Times for him. We became friends until his untimely death many years ago, In fact, I attended his funeral.
I am about to begin my 48th year in Major League baseball, the last seven with the World Champion Giants. We received a ring in 2010 and will get another on April 20 to commemorate winning the Series last year. It has been quite a ride.
So please convey to Ralph that his tidbits are greatly appreciated and look forward to more. Since my 98 year old mother is still alive an kicking in Trenton, maybe I can get to meet him one day.
You take care and "see" you on your web site.
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