Originally Posted by Kingspoint
Was it a hand-held transistor radio? I remember taking one to school that Fall of '67 to listen to the World Series. They were played during the day time back then regardless of weekday or weekend. 2nd Grade and a couple of other kids listened with me during recess to the game on the radio. That was a huge deal in Portland, Oregon in 1967, to be able to hear a Major League Baseball game on the radio of any kind. On certain nights in the Summer you could pick up Dodger broadcasts all the way from L. A. They would be bouncing off the stratosphere. The struggles we went through back then to try to get a baseball fix. Used to go to the downtown library to get week old and two week old copies of The Enquirer and The Post to read about the REDS. Had the Baseball Digest subcriptions. Picked up The Sporting News whenever I could afford it. Those were good times.
Yes, it was a little black transistor radio with a little metal grill over the speaker. I used a little ear piece to listen to games after my bedtime.
It was The Sporting News
I had the subscription to and The Baseball Digest
I read at the library. I actually learned to read because of those publications. In elementary school, they expected us to enhance our reading skills with text and SRA folders that featured boring stories about things I had no interest in reading or learning about.
Baseball was what interested me and enhanced my reading skills.