Mike Trout agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels after finishing second in voting for the American League Most Valuable Player award in each of his first two full Major League Baseball seasons.
John Updike ’s classic “ Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu ” is a brief valedictory to Ted Williams that has just been reprinted by the Library of America. Considering that the price, $15, is half of what I spent on hot dogs and a few overpriced Yuenglings at the ballpark the other day, it’s the best bargain in baseball.
They played in a ramshackle ballpark on the prairie during the most trying economic period of modern times. The stands were separated from the field by chicken wire, the locker room had no showers, fans parked their cars in the outfield. This was baseball in Bismarck, North Dakota, in the 1930s.