Baseball quickly regained its position as the number one sport in the USA. Huge crowds followed the Major League action, and star players became household names and heroes. In the twenties, Babe Ruth, who hit a total of 714 home runs during his career, was the biggest name in baseball. In the forties, one of the big baseball players was Joe DiMaggio. DiMaggio hit 361 home runs and married the voluptuous movie star Marilyn Monroe. There was also another star on the baseball diamond in the forties, and his name was James Harvest.
James was born in a log cabin in Kentucky. His father John, an honest, hard-working farmer, and his mother Priscilla, had both settled out west at the turn of the century. By working hard, the family was eventually able to send James to high school where he received a