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Baseball: Never Too Old To Play The Game- explores the role of baseball in our culture and our personal lives. Through Al Spector s 60 years of life, amateur baseball has helped provide him with deep friendships, life lessons, and an escape from the routine of the everyday life. Baseball: Never Too Old To Play The Game tells the story of a life s journey from sandlot games, through a youthful playing career, to organized senior baseball. Spector is not alone. For more than 125,000 players in the United States, baseball remains a vital part of their lives. They still play the game even though they are over 30 years old a significant number are into their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. Spector s book will be especially meaningful for seniors who loved baseball and played the game in their youth, and would like to get back in the game. This book will help them understand that baseball can be a lifelong sport. Baseball fans in general, both men and women, will appreciate the b00k. They will enjoy learning more about senior baseball and its players people that play for the pure joy of the game.
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Herman Spector put a bat and ball in his son s hands as soon as he could hold them, and Al has not let go for 60 years. Al grew up in the back alleys, on the sandlots, and on the baseball fields of St. Louis, where he played youth, high school, American Legion, and college baseball. While he left the game from time to time because of conflicting life priorities and a temporary infatuation with softball, Al returned to playing baseball beginning in his early 40s and then again in his early 50s. Retiring from a 33-year career as an executive with the Procter & Gamble Company gave Al the time to play more and to write Baseball: Never Too Old the Play The Game. As he only half-jokingly says, I retired because work was getting in the way of playing baseball. Al plays about seventy-five baseball games a year. He and his wife, Ann, travel extensively, nationally and internationally, for baseball tournaments, to visit family (including two grandsons), and for other recreation. Al has begun work on several new book ideas, is researching his family tree, is addicted to crossword puzzles, and works out at the gym daily to fend off the reality of aging. When at home, Al volunteers as a management and quality assurance consultant with Every Child Succeeds, a prominent Cincinnati social services program. He also consults with for-profit companies and with other non-profit organizations.Review:
Author Spector Examines Legacy of Baseball BY ROBERT A. COHN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EMERITUS For many good reasons, St. Louis has been described as "The Greatest Sports Town in America," principally because we are the home of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, the legendary franchise which has already won more National League Penants than any other team, and which was the home team of such immortals as Rogers Hornsby, Stan "The Man" Musial and Albert Pujols. With such inspiring role models, it is small wonder that Greater St. Louis is also home to the Khoury Leagues and numerous weekend baseball and slow-pitch softball leagues, where everyone from the smallest rookies to those well into the sixth decade of life continue to enjoy the National Pastime. Al Spector, a native of St. Louis who now resides in Cincinnati, is living proof of the truth of the title of his new and highly entertaining and informative book, Baseball: Never Too Old to Play the Game (Cincinnati Book Publishers, $18.95, paper). Spector's Dad "put a baseball and bat in his hands as soon as he could grip them," and he is still enjoying the game at the age of 60. Born in St. Louis in May 1946, Spector moved to University City in the third grade, and graduated from U. City Senior High School in 1964. The lifelong baseball fan and player went on to get a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (then the Missouri School of Mines). Spector went on a long and successful 33-year career with Procter & Gamble, retiring in 2002 as the Director of Worldwide Quality Assurance. After his Dad introduced him to baseball while he was a child, Spector's organized baseball "career" began with the St. Louis-based Khoury League. (Half a century ago, the all-Jewish Khoury League team at Jackson Park Elementary School took the three-state championship in a legendary series). Spector himself, while not part of that team, moved on to play varsity baseball at U. City High, playing first base --St. Louis Jewish Light
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Book Description Cincinnati Book Publishers, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0977272044
Book Description Cincinnati Book Publishers, 2007. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. first edition. 234 pages. 8.90x6.00x0.80 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0977272044
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