Cobb! The greatest of all time
On so many hot summer nights as a young boy, I would sit in a rocking chair on the back porch with my grandpa listening to the radio broadcast of the Detroit Tigers.
A German-American, my grandpa was a quiet man who worked 40 years in the auto factories, and because of his black transistor radio, he never missed a baseball game. He loved the Detroit Tigers, and I developed that same passion for his team because I worshiped him. It’s also the very reason why I love listening to baseball on the radio.
We would just sit and listen to the game. It was special.
But it was during those special moments that I learned from him that my dad, Charles Leonard Fiebernitz, was named after Charles Leonard Gehringer, who was a Hall of Fame second baseman (1924-42) for the Detroit Tigers.
He also told me my ...