Re: Feel good thread! Who was your first baseball hero?
Like several others here, my first baseball hero wore number 14.......but he was not Pete Rose or even a Red. I first became interested in Major League Baseball in 1964 and became a Cardinals fan, with my hero being Ken Boyer.
After Cardinals GM Bob Howsam traded away Boyer to the Mets following the 1965 season I switched my allegiance to the Reds, and Rose did become my favorite player, but I still followed Boyer. I think Boyer deserves induction in the HOF, though that is unlikely to ever happen, and with Boyer dead 30+ years he will never enjoy such an honor.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
Last edited by RedsBaron; 08-29-2013 at 08:33 PM.