Al Spector's father put a baseball and bat in his hands as soon as he could grip them, and Al has not been far from the game ever since. His baseball journey now takes him around the country and the world. Yet Al is not alone. As many of the 125,000 players over the age of 30 (many in their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond) still play the game of their youth in local leagues, national and international tournaments, and major league fantasy camps.
Baseball: Never Too Old to Play "The" Game captures the essential challenge of playing baseball and growing older at the same time. Spector takes you along on his life journey from sandlot games, through a youthful playing career, to organized senior baseball.
The book is about baseball in its purest sense. It honors and addresses the role the game plays in relationships, our culture, and our lives. If you are a player or a fan, male or female, who can relate to baseball in a personal way, this book is for you.
"This book is about a love affair between Al and baseball, a fond recollection, and an entertaining description of his life-long connection with the game. A perfect companion to the summer came we all love."
Greg Rhodes: Executive Director of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and author of six books about the Reds
"...a valuable--and practical--contribution tot he game's literature."
Jean Hastings Ardell: Author, Breaking into Baseball; Women and the National Pastime
"I met Al at a Cincinnati Reds fantasy camp where he showed his love for baseball...This book is a warm read of his affair with the game."
Chris Welsh: Former Major League pitcher and Color Analyst, Fox Sports Network