View Full Version : The Teammates reunite at Cooperstown

05-24-2005, 01:17 PM
Some of you have read David Halberstram's book "The Teammates" in which Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky travel to Florida to see a dying Ted Williams and then hook up Bobby Doerr via phone.

These 3 players represent a living museum of baseball and there is a quote by Pesky that speaks volumes

Pesky, the one who has yet to give up the game and won't until he takes his least breath, recalled being a kid in Oregon and going to see the barnstorming Negro league teams play.

''Oh my God, they were wonderful players," Pesky said. ''Satchel Paige. Josh Gibson. One inning, when Satchel was pitching, he'd have his infielders sit down, sit down in the dust, and every hitter that came up he'd strike out. I was 13, 14 years old, thinking, 'This guy throws the ball out of a cannon.' And Josh Gibson, I saw him catch a game once while sitting in a rocking chair."