Ferd Lewis: Mike Lum looks forward to teaching hitters again

By Ferd Lewis

The calendar, not to mention instinct well-tuned over a life spent in the game, tell Mike Lum he should be on a baseball field somewhere right now with a bat in his hands.

For nearly 70 years — 58 of them in professional baseball since graduating from Roosevelt High — his Aprils have been dedicated to either hitting a baseball or teaching somebody else the finer points of it.

It is an art he has practiced and preached from Hawaii to the Dominican Republic. “It has been my life, my job for so many years,” Lum said.

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