A broken arm was not about to stop Keith “The Don” Loux from grabbing a bat and helping his Krusi teammates. The iron man of the ARPD Bantam League is shown here in August – 1970. The Don’s determination to get into the game, cast and all, is illustrative of how much park rats loved to play baseball every day. In the new era of “Mom, will you drive me to practice?” it’s nice to think back on a time when every day meant getting to the park early and often. It was a summer filled with the endless informal practice provided by games of pick-up baseball. A kid just couldn’t get enough at bats.
“Where have you gone Keith Loux? Empty summer sandlots turn their lonely eyes to you!”
(Apologies to Simon and Garfunkle for our clumsy adaptation of your classic song “Mrs. Robinson”)