This week, I’m working my way through Joe Posnanski’s The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O’Neil’s America. Posnanski, a renowned sportswriter and biographer, chronicles his time spent with one of the Negro League’s legends in an attempt to reignite his own love for baseball. On one of many car rides to one of many speaking events Buck attends in the book, the former ballplayer poses this question to Joe: “What was your best day in baseball?”
As Joe takes up several pages recounting all his favorite moments, from Little League to the World Series, I started thinking about my own answer to that question. Granted, it’s only been 7 months since baseball even entered my world, but it’s also been 7 months full of exciting games, odd moments, and historical events.
To blatantly steal from Buck O’Neil, what was your “best day” in baseball? What moment changed the way you watched the game? When did you first fall in love with America’s favorite pastime?
Leave your answer in the comments below!