Not many persons have had a better opportunity to
fall hopelessly in love with a baseball club than Arnold Hano. Raised near the
Polo Grounds and armed with his grandfather's season pass, young Hano was
something of a permanent fixture around the Giants' field as early as the age
of 4. After sandwiching college and a career as a reporter and editor between
ball games, Hano in 1955 recorded his consuming passion for the Giants in a
slim but sensitive volume, A Day in the Bleachers (Cromwell, $3), a memorable
addition to the literature of baseball.