By Rotary International From the October 2015 issue of The Rotarian
In 30 years of covering baseball, I’ve seen my share of runs, hits, and errors. Back in 1985, players went on strike in hopes of boosting their pay past a minimum of $40,000. Fans watched highlights on a six-year-old cable network called ESPN. The Red Sox and Cubs always lost. Sportswriters roamed locker rooms at will, interviewing players and managers, sometimes making friends with them.
Then salaries boomed, on their way to today’s big-league average of $4 million a year. Iron-pumping, drug-abusing players ballooned until they looked like parade… …read more