The real ‘Golden Age’ of Baseball
During the decade of the ’60s, our country appeared to be coming apart at the seems.
We nearly turned a cold war into a nuclear war over missiles in Cuba, we had a United States president and a civil rights leader assassinated, and a war began in Vietnam, which sparked protest and riots in city streets and on college campuses.
Generations clashed and were torn apart.
I was only a boy during the ’60s and although I was aware of all the radical change and chaos in our country, my life was consumed with baseball.
Every baseball fan has his or hers favorite decade, their Golden Age of Baseball. Mine, obviously, is the 1960s.
Despite all the chaos outside stadiums during the ’60s, baseball prospered like no other decade in its history.
Here’s my case.
Pitching and Power
No other decade had ...