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Steve Hoffman <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 3 Nov 2016 10:56:11 -0400
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Which brings up a question:  Is there evidence 
from any writings of Twain, including letters, or 
contemporaneous reports, of Twain attending a 
major league baseball game?  (or professional 
minor league game for that matter)?  Or of him 
perusing the sports pages of the newspapers, 
perhaps commenting upon scores or World Series 
etc?  Any references to baseball during one of his 

Is there any indication if he had a rooting 
interest in any team?  Perhaps Boston or one of 
the New York teams (personally, I'm hoping he was 
a fan of the NY Giants).  Or perhaps St. Louis?

I'm aware of course of that wonderful section of 
Connecticut Yankee with Hank Morgan introducing 
baseball to King Arthur's Court.  But I don't 
recall coming across references to him following 
baseball in his personal life.

As a lifelong baseball fan as well as Twainiac, 
I'd be delighted to get answers to this query.

Steve Hoffman

Takoma Park, MD

On 11/3/2016 10:11 AM, L T Oggel wrote:
> It was terrific!!  7th game. Extra innings, rain delay, everything.  Wow!
> Cubs Win    Cubs Win
> The Voice of the Cubs on radio and TV--Jack Brickhouse, Harry Carey and
> many others, going back, are rejoicing.  Ernie Banks is smiling.  At last!!
> Ended about 1am on the east coast.
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 6:20 AM, AB E <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> ... when the Cubs last won a World Series.
>> To Larry Howe and all the other Twain people in greater Chicago, I hope you
>> survived last night, and that this isn't a sign of the end of days (or a
>> Trump presidency).