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by Max Silberman This writer never met Buddy Hancken but he was my very good friend. Over the years we maintained a correspondence by mail and he was very proud and honored to be a member of the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society.  

Hard Work and Hard Play Made Marion Fricano a Good Ballplayer and Good Citizen

By H.A. Bamford Over five decades ago, a knuckleball pitcher from Western New York made his professional baseball debut. Marion Joseph Fricano was born in Brant and raised in North Collins. Though his major league baseball career was brief, his lifetime dedication to good sportsmanship and fair play earned him lasting respect in his hometown […]