Full article: Albert King – A 1930s speedway fan turned baseball follower

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Josh Chetwynd

Summary
This article tells the story of how a speedway fan named Albert King came to follow the West Ham Hammers in the London Major Baseball League of the 1930s. The article is based on correspondence that King had with Chetwynd in 2006, around the time that Chetwynd’s book British Baseball and the West Ham Club was being published by McFarland.

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One Response to Full article: Albert King – A 1930s speedway fan turned baseball follower

  1. Matt Smith August 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    That’s a very interesting article. I know it was many years ago, but the sentiments of it do reinforce the feeling I have that if we can get baseball out to people, there will be an audience there for it and that they will stay with the sport for the rest of their life. That’s especially the case with youngsters.

    Easier said than done, but that’s got to be our aim.

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