The Other Side Of The Fence

At the age of 56, Rich Luker decided to shift from being a perpetual baseball spectator and start playing the game that he loves.

As a kid, Richard Luker’s parents discouraged him from playing baseball, preferring that he stayed indoors and studied. Still, he became an ardent fan of the game, even if, as he puts it, “it was a love affair with someone I didn’t know.” Then one day the social psychologist happened upon a group of guys his own age or older playing highly competitive fast-pitch softball.  And everything clicked: he knew he had to try it. Watch how Luker conquered his lifelong fears and changed his life through play.