As appears in Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American
I wrote a letter to the New York Yankees public relations director in 1967, looking for summer employment.
My credentials were modest – I was a knowledgeable baseball fan who was editor of my college newspaper. I had written sports while in high school for the suburban Rockland (NY) Journal-News. I assumed mine would be one of hundreds of similar letters and I would not hear back. more