A previous thread in which posters refer to "old time" baseball has made me wonder exactly what era/eras DMB users define as "old time?"
I was born in 1943, which makes me one year older than Skunkle. I saw my first major league game in 1952 when I was 9 and developed my passion for the game over the next two or three years. At the time, my perspective in my early teens was that 1940's baseball was still contemporary. Many of the players I saw in the 1950's played in the 1940's as well. The 1930's, which were only two decades previous, were old but still not too remote. Because my father and a number of uncles described baseball in the 1920's, that era (30 years in the past) was foggy but I could still relate to it. The dead ball era was where "old time" baseball really began for me. Baseball in the 19th century was ancient history.
From my perspective today as a 73-year old, however, baseball played even six or seven decades ago doesn't qualify as "old time." I still have vivid personal memories of that.
I'm curious to know how the posters on this board define contemporary and "old time" baseball?