A reader shares a story about her grandfather, Hyman Pearlstone:
Beginning in 1906, my grandfather spent one month with the team for 45 years. He was considered a good luck charm for the A’s and had a special seat to Mr. Mack’s left in the dugout. Hyman warmed up the pitchers in the morning before a game. In 1909, the New York World Telegram published a long story calling him “America’s No. 1 Baseball Fan.” Thirty years later, the Sporting News carried a feature about his unique position.