CITY COLLEGE–My friends and I had left our seats in the left field bleachers when it looked like the Pittsburgh Pirates would beat the Yankees. They were up 8-4 and it was the bottom of the ninth. But we hung back when Aaron Judge came up to bat. He had 59 homes runs and could tie Babe Ruth at 60. Maybe we were in for a big moment.
Some impulse got me and I ran down the stairs to the middle section of the bleachers. My friends Michael Kessler, Richie Vento and Michael Chasanov followed. We are all baseball players and love the game. We play for The City College of New York baseball team, the Beavers. We stood and watched intently as Judge stood at the plate.