Baseball Memoirs of a Lifetime: 77 Years of Loving the Game

Baseball Memoirs of a Lifetime: 77 Years of Loving the Game

by Ken Proctor

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ISBN-13: 9780977728107
Publisher: Proctor, Kenneth
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Pages: 299
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Excerpted from Baseball Memoirs of a Lifetime by Ken Proctor. Copyright © 2006. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

When I was four years of age my dad, John Fred Proctor, gave me a baseball. He was my hero and model and I cherished the ball. Little did I realize what the influence of receiving that ball was to mean to me in later years. I discovered that I was becoming interested in the game and I followed it closely in my early years. And as my dad and I went to watch various oontests my love for the grand old game increased and I became more and more absorbed with baseball....We had all kinds of dreams of being baseball stars....We imagined ourselves as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and other sluggers of that era....There was no Little League at that time so we organized a team called the Panthers....We were the luckiest kids on this planet with not a care in the world and out there playing baseball together....When the Lord takes us home I hope we can do it again. It was our "field of dreams."

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Robert W. Brown

This is not a book on just baseball. It is a publication on the exemplary life of an individual who has influenced generations of young high school students on the road to good citizenship. This book represents the work and love of a lifetime and should be in the library of every baseball aficionado.
Bobby Brown, N.Y. Yankees, Retired President of the American League

Gary Adams

In all of my 41 years of coaching college baseball, I can think of no better person to write a book that speaks of life's lessons through experiences in this great game of baseball than Ken Proctor.
Head Baseball Coach, UCLA, 1975-2004

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