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Commonsense and Common Courage

 It was 1963. I was 16 and a sophomore trying to make the Semmes High School baseball team. Ronnie Flippo, last year’s starting catcher, decided that he was not going to play his senior season. That left the team with no catchers – experienced or otherwise. None. Zip. Zero. I had played catcher a few times in middle school. Coach Mosely asked if anybody had played the position before, I raised my hand, and as they say, the rest is history! My first game as a varsity catcher was against… Read more Commonsense and Common Courage