Following Friday’s “06880” story about the Westport Little League’s 60th anniversary, this photo made the email rounds of a certain group of former players:
It shows history from 1960: the Marauders beat the Hornets, the 1st-ever American League victory in Westport’s World Series.
Carl Swanson is in the middle of the raucous celebration — his single won the game.
When the daughter of one of those former Little Leaguers — she’s a very good high school softball player — saw it, she asked, “Back then, why did you guys wear headphones?”
Patiently, her father explained that — unlike today, when protective headgear resembles football helmets, complete with cage — those were, in fact, batting helmets.
Her response: “Lame.”
Imagine what she’d think if she saw a transistor radio.