In the climate of the day, stories such as this are also common. They are just not featured as a headliner:
As one might expect from a man who worked with explosives throughout most his adult life, Dallas Dobbs is not a man easily dissuaded by the fear of failure.
Dobbs — who appears to possess the soul of an adventurer and the tenacity of a gladiator — believed from an early age that with mighty effort and a certain ingredient of naïve belief in the magic of the moment, that all good dreams could come true.
Dobbs has never been one of those “cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat,” as Theodore Roosevelt characterized it.
That’s the reason that — at the tender age of 14, in the late 1940s — he attended a Pittsburgh Pirates tryout in Bartlesville, at the then-Bartlesville Municipal Athletic Field.
You’ll find the rest of the story at: http://examiner-enterprise.com/sports/local-sports/col-hi-66ers-former-cat-has-never-shied-dreams
Eisenhower never denied taking money for playing baseball when he wasn’t suppose to. There’s a difference, they tell me, between a job and a calling. Most of us have jobs. Priests are looked up to as having answered a calling.
I knew an Air Force Officer that wanted only one thing. To fly. He turned down just about any job that came around that might have gotten him promoted out of the flight deck. An answer to a calling.
I’ve also know a great many that learned the skill once they realized the airlines paid pretty well.
The same, I’ve found, is true in just about any line of endeavor. There’s those that are called and those that take a job.
From the reaches,