Exactly 50 years ago, this Racine (WI) Journal-Times piece described my Grandpa, Paul Klimek. He was a accomplished softball player and proudly kept this clipping in his wallet his entire life.
This year, I’m also “a spry, 56 year-old” on the softball field. While I don’t pitch, I also went “three-for-five with the stick” and scored a couple runs in our season opener.
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A month into the season, I’m enjoying the best year at the plate I’ve had since I started playing again after early retirement. I’m batting .421 and on-base .565 at about the midpoint of the season.
When I got back on the field 6 years ago, it was my goal to try to match the longevity in my Grandpa’s clipping. Now, I’ll hang in there as long as the team will have me …
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