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Merrill College graduate and former University of Maryland baseball player is playing for the Peoria Chiefs Minor League Baseball Team in his quest to make a Major League Baseball roster. He is journaling about his experiences.
Povich rarely wrote about women and sports, even after they began to gain widespread acceptance as professional athletes in the 1970s. But he did admire Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the most dominant female athlete of the first half of the century.
We know from the beginning of the book that the University of Washington men’s crew team went on to win gold at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. The trick is to get readers to care about the story anyhow — and Brown absolutely scores.
Merrill College senior Oliver Macklin studied abroad in London last semester and enjoying learning about the sport of football from British newspapers.
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