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SPRING TRAINING DAY AT THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE IN PHILLY

Bobby Shantz Showcase in Pottstown High School

Pottstown School District renamed the high school field BOBBY SHANTZ FIELD and a group of local Shantz fans & politicians raised funds to renovate the field and the school installed this showcase near the gym. Collectors donated all sorts of Bobby Shantz/Dave Rickerts memorabilia to honor two local boys who made good in the Major […]

DELCO Sports Hall of Fame Visits Hatboro

“Legs” Logan, John McKenna & Frank Upton all members of the Delco Sports Hall of Fame made a surprise visit on February 18th from their Delaware County homes to pay tribute to Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics & Marcus Hook’s Mickey Vernon. They vowed to return on Saturday March 7th to meet Lou Brissie.

TAPED BASEBALL A NATURAL IN ITS TIME

Father Al Smith is shown in this photo with his Dad. The good Reverend was thoughtful enough to loan us a memento from his youth, an item of memorabilia we all used when the high cost of a “rocket” baseball was all of .98 cents.  

Spook Jacobs Honored by Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame

Spook Jacobs┬áHonored by Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday, February 8, 2009 Big Five, 600 South West 92nd Avenue Miami, Florida