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November 1957

On Relief Pitching

Autumn thoughts on baseball and sobriety, as seen by an oldtimer

THERE MAY APPEAR at first glance-very little connection between the American national game of baseball and Alcoholics Anonymous but for me the two have a close affiliation. In the particularly dark days of my life between February 1940 and March 1941, I was trying, sincerely I imagine, to find a way to avoid getting drunk and also spending a good part of the family's rather meager income on psychiatry. My situation, nevertheless, was deteriorating very rapidly. Then, unexpectedly, the break came on a fast "double play" from my wife to my psychiatrist to the National Headquarters of AA.


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