What Should I Write To Them About? Golf!

Posted May 27th, 2011 by Tom Owens and filed in Babe Ruth, Tom Stanton, Ty Cobb

Here’s a quick tip for the holiday weekend:

Baseball is a sport. Players are sportsmen. Some might define the term as “doing stuff outdoors.”

Golf has strange ties to baseball. It’s the top activity for someone’s off day. Charity tournaments. Every former player I’ve tried to call (even the 80-somethings!) are often “out on the course.”

The Tom Stanton book is a fun read. How could golf appeal to a superstar baseball player? The clues are all in Stanton’s fine dual biography.

Sadly, some former players might have considered baseball their job. Golf was their PASSION.

Make a connection in your letter. Golf might be a perfect opportunity.

3 Responses to “What Should I Write To Them About? Golf!”

  1. kregg says:

    I really enjoyed “The Final Season” by this same author, about the last season of Tiger Stadium in Detroit.

  2. Tom Owens says:

    I agree. Tom Stanton did a superb job capturing the stories of everyone savoring the last year of Tiger Stadium. He gave bleacher dwellers the same respectful forum that Al Kaline and Ernie Harwell got. A worthwhile read. I check in regularly at http://www.tomstanton.com, in hopes of more baseball titles!

  3. ND says:

    Tom –
    Do they talk about The Babe and Ty Cobb’s coaching of the National HS All-Star teams in NY against one another?

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