My story is baseball.
I am Don Blasingame. They called me “The Blazer.” I played second base for the St. Louis Cardinals. My friends from Corinth caught the train to come see me play. I also played for San Francisco and played in the 1961 World Series for Cincinnati. One of the highlights of my career was playing in the 1958 All-Star game with the likes of Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, and Ted Williams. When my career ended in the United States, I became interested in Japanese baseball where I was a player, coach and manager for 16 years. I never missed the opportunity to play ball.