Author’s Note — A wannabe outfielder in his youth on the windswept playing fields of San Francisco, Lachtman now devotes his time to cheering his hometown Giants and heckling the opposition with choice terms learned in his playing days or borrowed from Mike Krukow. His baseball writing for Soundings include “The Future of Baseball,” What Baseball Means to Me,” “Ruth Calls Time” and “Three Fans of the Game.”
A retired reporter and editor, Stockton resident Howard Lachtman has written Delta-centered detective stories, Stockton Civic Theatre reviews and a variety of baseball tales for Soundings. In 2006. he was honored by the Stockton Arts Commission for “24 years of superior review and commentary on the performing and literary arts in Stockton.”
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