Local baseball memories hitting Mariners airwaves

If you ask 77-year-old Mike Davies to reflect on his memories of baseball, he’ll gladly dip into a deep pool of nostalgia and recollection.

  • Monday, April 7, 2008 7:42pm
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Áegis of Kirkland resident Mike Davies (right) shares a baseball story with KOMO Radio’s Tracy Schakohl. Davies’ baseball memories will be featured on air throughout the Mariners’ season.

If you ask 77-year-old Mike Davies to reflect on his memories of baseball, he’ll gladly dip into a deep pool of nostalgia and recollection.

But you don’t have to. One only needs turn on the radio to hear him give an account of the Mariners before Safeco field or describe what it was like to watch a baseball game through a fence. Davies personal stories and memories are being highlighted on KOMO 1000 Mariners Radio this baseball season.

The radio station is producing 30-second vignettes featuring baseball memories of Davies and several other residents of Áegis of Kirkland, an assisted living community. The story clips will run throughout the season.

After Davies offered to spend some time recording baseball history with KOMO production director Tracy Schakohl, Schakohl prompted several other Áegis residents to share their stories.

The vignettes recall “what baseball means” to each of the senior residents.

On one of the recordings, Davies reminiscences about baseball and gives listeners’ a perspective on the local game long before Safeco Field or even the Kingdome. Davies said he used to accompany his dad to Civic Field where the minor league Indians once played.

“My Dad would buy himself a ticket and leave me outside of the gates where I would go to the section of the field with my friends and peak through the cracks of fence to watch the game,” Davies recalls. “I can remember trying to get a view of Kewpie Dick Barrett, the pitcher at the time.”

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