It is baseball season once again. Sox and Yankees postoponed until tomorrow. No matter how nervous I am about the Sox this year (and actually the next couple of years if they don't resign Bogaerts and Devers) I still like knowing that most nights I can put a game on.
Here is George Will's opening day quiz. I got 22 right.
I was hoping that Willie Mays would be one as MLB counts Negro League stats pre 1949 but research tells me he did not steal a base in 4 decades. At age 17, Willie played 13 games in 1948 with the Birmingham Barons but didn’t steal a base. I am sure he had steals in 1949 but those don’t count.
He stole 23 bases in 1970, the year he turned 40!!