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Howie: Most Enjoyable Summer Ever

I look back on my only season of American Legion baseball as one of the most enjoyable summers I ever experienced. I also look back on my only season of American Legion baseball as one of the closest encounters with death I ever experienced.I played on the Queen Anne Merchants in Seattle in 1973. At 5-foot-6 and 125 pounds, I was far too small, weak and lousy to play Legion ball. However, my team was indescribably awful, so I batted leadoff, started at second base or in left field and pitched/Howie Stalwick, SR. More here.

DFO: Howie Stalwick is a former sports writer for the SR and sports editor for the Coeur d'Alene Press.

Question: Describe the best summer of your glory days.




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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