A bonus in the middle of a story
From the reporter's notebook
Last updated 1/11/2023 at 10:05am
It was 1962, and the baseball season was over.
During the off season, Larry Jackson, a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, joined our sports staff at the Idaho Statesman in Boise.
As a baseball player, Larry was not yet a household name, but he soon would be.
Larry was born in Nampa, and he still called the
Valley his home. In the offseason, Larry would write for the Statesman. Technically,...