(I also published this story on my Yankees site: Start Spreading the News as part of the series “One Last Shot” as I document my return to playing baseball after 34 years away from the game as a player.)
How often have I dreamed of playing baseball professionally?
I don’t know… it probably hasn’t been every day of my life, but it’s been most days and probably multiple times on most days.
Oh, who am I kidding. It’s ALL I think about!
As of the writing of this post, I have been alive about 19,400 days.
That’s a lot of dreaming.
Before August 11, 2021, I had never played baseball on a field other than a recreation or high school field.
I never played in a real ballpark or in a stadium.
But, on August 11, the dream, came true, at least a little.
On August 11, I arrived in Cooperstown, New York.
On August 11, I pitched, in a tournament game, on Doubleday Field, in Cooperstown, New York.
As the Yankees prepared to play on the Field of Dreams in Iowa, I played on a field of dreams of my own in baseball’s most special village.Continue reading “My Field of Dreams (Cooperstown, NY)”