Making it to the major leagues was difficult. Staying there was even harder. Playing as long as I did required God-given skill, persistence, people believing in me, and a lot of luck. Looking back, I didn’t have a long-range plan for a twenty-two-year career. It just happened. I did it by doing what needed to be done everyday. And that included the offseason. If you play long enough, there’ll be good days, bad days, and some days that don’t seem to make an impact either way. [However], all days are good. To appreciate the joy of being the best, you have to experience disappointment…Just because someone is an extraordinary athlete doesn’t mean they’re an extraordinary person. So, if you’re looking for a role model, be a role model.”
Jerry Reuss Pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1969-1990
The game of baseball is really like the essence of life. It is full of history, memorable moments, and fun. The game of baseball is taken seriously by fans, as if the game was their life, and to most who love sports, it is. Our Grand Ol’ National Pastime is full of the most incredible and prolific events in the history of Major League baseball and focuses on each piece of the complete game, in an informative, fun, and inspirational way. You will find that Our Grand Ol’ National Pastime is, as the old saying goes, baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie.
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