Family and the 1952 Baseball World Series

By | July 12, 2022

[July 12, 2022]  It is no accident that families share a common bond.  Families have similar interests, wants, and needs.  Since the most ancient of times, families have been and remain the center of every human’s existence.  And that is why I was gone for a week; to be with my elderly parents.  While there, we watched the 1952 baseball World Series.

From the time I was a toddler, I’m told, I was a New York Yankees fan.  Maybe it was because my dad loved the game so much, or maybe it was the NYY players like Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto.  We watched and laughed and told stories of the old days when we went camping, fishing, and hunting on adventures.  Those indeed were the days.

The Yankees were playing the Brooklyn Dodgers for the ultimate victory.  Two titan teams, the best of the best, were up against one another.  Both from New York City (one from the Bronx, the other from Brooklyn).  It was more than a game; it was for the bragging rights of where you came from and how you thought about baseball.

The series victor, it turns out, would not be determined until the final game 7.  It was tied 3-3.  The last game was at Ebbets Field (a stadium in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn).  Later, the stadium would be torn down and rebuilt as apartments, a sad end to a great place to see some of the greatest games ever played.

With two out and the runners moving, Dodger’s Jackie Robinson popped-up to the right of the mound.  Yankees’ Billy Martin charged hard from his position deep at second and caught the ball off his shoe tops to end the inning and save as many as three runs.  The Yankees would win the final game 4-2.  But, it was not the win that made the game for me so important; it was sitting with my dad and watching him watch the game.  He knew all the players and loved the game.

In 1952, my dad was in his prime.  He was a new telegrapher on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.  He was a Boy Scout leader.  I was a brand new baby, and my parents first.  World War II had ended, and despite the Korean War heating up, it was a time of optimism in America, economic expansion, and spiritual growth.  For my family, it was those good times.  We reminisced about those good times.  Always be with your family.


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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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19 thoughts on “Family and the 1952 Baseball World Series

  1. mainer

    This is what we should all put our best effort into. And, we should be discussing it with our spouse too. Give them our thoughts and hear what they have to say. Don’t just make a major directional change without “socializing” the idea with them.

  2. Tracey Brockman

    GREAT NEWS, Gen. Satterfield is back and in great form. Welcome back, Gen. S. I am glad to hear you spent your time wisely with your family.

    1. Linux Man

      Forrest, as you know, this is why so many of us are big big fans of Gen. Satterfield and his leadership website. There are websites on leadership that have “won” awards (because they submitted themselves for the award) but here you get daily great articles that are down to earth useful.

  3. Marx and Groucho

    Don’t you just love this website by Gen. Satterfield. Today he writes on the importance of the family. This is all about leadership and how it works and how we learn to be better humans. Let’s all get on the program and benefit from old, ancient structures that make us who we are and makes us very very successful.

  4. Yusaf from Texas

    Wow, great article, keep up the great work you are doing here, Gen. Satterfield.

  5. Max Foster

    Gen. Satterfield is hitting on an important topic this morning with his new article. Family is the very first organization that we should learn from and learn good. Today, we see the family being torn apart by government fiat and by the Marxist ideology of political leftists. They want to tear down any established structure and yet they have nothing to replace it with (nor would it work). They just believe in an undefined utopia. We tried that expriement in the 20th century. How’d that work out for you, progressives?

    1. USA Patriot II

      Yep, nothing like a good article to read each morning and a great comment by Max. Thanks Gen. Satterfield and Max. well done. 👍

      1. Greg NH

        This is why I come to this leadership website every day.

    2. JT Patterson

      Good point Max. But these “progressives” – as you call them – are lost and they know they are lost but they are also nihilists and are hitting back at the world they have abandoned.

  6. Rowen Tabernackle

    Brooklyn vs the Bronx. What a world series 1952 was. Great games, very patriotic players and fans. Now, NYC has turned into a sh$$hole. Thanks to their progressive communist mayor and the idiots who live there.

  7. osmodsann

    If you don’t like baseball, you’re not a man. Or a good woman. I love baseball. My favorite game. Today, they are WOKE and I no longer watch professional baseball but I am a new fan of college baseball.

    1. Plato

      Yep, me too. Same for professional football and basketball. Not only do I not watch them, but a friend gives me the names of those who sponsor them and I boycott those products. Coke is the top of my list to boycott. I also got a number of my neighbors to switch over to just plain water; healthier too.

      1. Dead Pool Guy

        If you don’t like baseball, then something is mentally wrong with you. And I believe those who call themselves “feminists” are nutty for that reason.

      2. Anya B.

        I started boycotting professional sports when they started going woke about 3 years ago and before the pandemic (which pushed me to also boycott their sponsors). Don’t buy their products and badmouth them when you can. I do. And, I’m a much better person for it.

        1. Harold M. Smith II

          Yeah, and too many crazies in the world to worry too much about them. I protect my family.

  8. Scotty Bush

    Great game. I watch it on YouTube and I presume you did too.


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