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.
He threw and batted left handed just like Gehrig and was good at the game. His mother finally realized that all this was not a coincidence but there was truth in the boys words.
Besides being a terrific all-around athlete Addy Eder is a straight A + student. She just happens to be Carl’s granddaughter and boy is he proud of her. Watch her video by clicking on Addy’s Triple above.
My first experience using an ALU bat was during an Alumni game at Bovard Field around 1974. I was 40 years old and in good shape and had played in many Alumni games before. In my first at bat I was fooled by a change up