Books, Blog, Videos & More
Recent Blog Posts
One of the celebrities who played in the tournament was Charley Pride. Charley performed a few of his songs at a reception during the tournament. Getting to meet him was just as exciting for me as meeting any of the Major Leaguers. One of his greatest hits was, Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone? I told Charley that I had a friend in junior college who was from Freedom, Oklahoma so whenever that song was playing on the radio we sang along but changed the lyrics from, “Is anybody going to San Antone or Phoenix, Arizona” to “Is anybody going to San Antone or Freedom, Oklahoma.”
The following story about Doc Lunsford was published on December 23, 1991. It remains one of my favorites. So much so that I decided to make it a tradition and share it with our subscribers each Christmas. At a time when Christmas seems to have lost much of its meaning in our hectic lives, it is my sincere desire that this story about Doc would remind us of what we are truly celebrating.
We called him “Doc” – Doc Lunsford. I never knew how he came by the nickname of Doc – his real name was Claude. He never had been a doctor – in fact he didn’t even have a grade school education. As a boy Doc had polio and was unable to attend school. He lived with his parents until they passed away.