The city was then without professional baseball for the next 15 years.
He said it allowed him to prepare for life without baseball.
The city was mostly without professional baseball for a few years.
"Seven months is a long time without baseball," said Kelly.
This left the city without professional baseball for seven years.
What will his life be like without baseball for the first time in 17 years?
For a sports columnist, there was too much time and space left over without real baseball.
Without baseball, he saw no reason to go to school, and dropped out.
Look, the world didn't end without baseball, which is good.
But now in Montana he seemingly begins life without baseball.