By Justin Bennett
The Guam Daily Post
GUAM – With the first Guam Major League season in almost three years finishing in October 2018, and Guam winning bronze in the World Baseball Softball Confederation U18 Oceania Regional Qualifier last week, Guam baseball seems as though it’s on the way up.
But it isn’t.
The history of America’s favorite pastime is rich on island. Old-timers tell stories of when fans packed the stands at Paseo, watching favorites such as Ronnie Tavarez crush home runs or a young Keith Hattig dazzling at shortstop.
In 1984, it seems as though everyone attended the game where Richard Martinez’s grand slam earned him the nickname “Son of Slam.”