Birthday For A Baseball Blogger

“Clear the dining room table?
Why? For cake? For me?!?”

Old age creeps up on me.

Today, 10/20, is the birthday of Mickey Mantle and one “Baseball By The Letters” blogger.

In my delight over the Lon Simmons letter (and anticipation of cake…) I leaked the first part of Lon’s revealing comments.

I wanted to interrupt this newscast for a suggestion:

Print out this column and leave it for any potential gift givers:


1. Postage stamps
2. Membership to
3. The Harvey Meiselman Baseball Address List, available at

Good luck, hint droppers!

Truly coming Friday: Lon Simmons Remembers Russ Hodges

4 thoughts on “Birthday For A Baseball Blogger”

  1. Happy Birthday Tom!! Best wishes!! (October is the best month- mybday is in 9 days). BTW, you don’t need cake–you’ve got your baseball stuff in front of you!! Much better than cake!!


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