The day in Arizona was warm and bright. The sold out crowd was 30,000, and gathering at Camelback Stadium Glendale for the 1:30 start of the game. Members of team Maggio arrived early, looking after final details. Carl arrived to get warmed up and get last minute instructions from his pitching coach
During the 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s Big League players had to find jobs during the off-season to supplement their incomes and sustain their lifestyles. Today their minimum wage is in the $600,000 range and most players’ make millions more as opposed to many teachers who make $40,000 working all year.