“The professional baseball fan is an American cultural phenomenon. His fund of quotable statistics, his trove of memorable traditions, his collections of valueless mementos comprise a mine of guilt-edged insecurity. Although he can neither do nor teach, he regards himself as a player-coach.”
Since its inception in 1939, Little League baseball has burgeoned into a highly organized program boasting more than 5800 teams. Its effect upon today’s youngsters is here told by JIM BROSNAN, the Cincinnati pitcher who is known not only for his great throwing arm but also for his best-selling books, THE LONG SEASON and PENNANT RACE.