Bob—a pal—is 73 now, with a pair of hearing aids and a strip of infield grass stubbornly clinging to the sides of his head.
He also wrote and directed two Wonderful World of Disney movies, Principal Takes a Holiday and Angels in the infield .
He fouls off two pitches then drives one to the grass just past the infield.
In the sixth, with one down, King beat out an infield hit, reaching the initial sack safely by an eyelash.
Higgins picked out an opening in the infield and drove a ball through it.
There were many shifts among the out and infield staff, the manager trying different players in order to get the best results.
Shortstop was covering second, and the infield was playing close.
Phil Parker also rapped a ferocious screamer across the infield, but hit into a double that ended the hopeful rally at bat.
But what an infield it would be, with three-fourths of the players “unripened”!
That is about all I did do, but he was more wrought up than I and hit only a slow grounder to the infield.