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Grand Poobah

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Check out this site of our local baseball timelines ...


http://www.davidpietrusza.com/capital-reg-baseball-3.html

Appears that the Capital Region was a big player in the history of our great pastime.

jk

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thanks Jim. good place to start my research! another highly recommended venture. Jim Farrell called me one November day to go to Catskill and listen to baseball historian John Thorn. its a spirited Q and A thats follows a topic of John's choice. I think his talk are online as well. the crowd, or the gathering was about 30 people sitting in a room at a heritage site in Catskill. most wear vintage articles of baseball memorbilia , Jim wore some hat from Japanese baseball pre war. Sweaters were once big i guess. Like letter jackets when I was in HS. One guy had on a full 20's era yankee replica uniform.

By the way , some might recognize Jim Farrell's name ; Jim played for the Cougars and then the Platinum Marlins. first base. soft hands lefty. He had played college ball. We went to Arizona together with a full Albany over 55 team back in '12 and '13. We roomed together and took our daily thrashings on the field though we ha a few wins. He retired from baseball a couple years ago but have reignited our friendship and now take a annual baseball trip each season with CDMSBL HOF'ers Don Wixon and Skip Treece. Our trip this year was scrapped of course and our meal meetings planning them postponed. Doesn't stop us from communicating otherwise. And when we can I'm sure we'll layout the MLB schedule for whatever year and start planning another trip.
jreel



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What parks have you guys been to?
Sounds like a blast.

When in our 20s, Mike Lannon and a mutual friend, Jim Kapp, and I used to visit a different stadium each year. Connie Mack Stadium in Philly, Jarry Park in Montreal, Memorial Stadium in Baltimore ...

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Very interesting reading about baseball history in the Northeast. Also, it seems that Bill Stafford has a bit of Dizzy Dean in him since Bill is listed as being born in Athens NY on 8/13/38 and Catskill on 6/8/39.

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I remember when I was 10 or 12 years old, Bill Stafford used to come up and watch us kids play baseball in the street. {ATHENS,NY} He was a vey nice man , and always took time to chat with us kids. When I started working on heating systems a lot of years later, I was the lucky service man that got Bill's service calls. It wouldn't take me long to fix any heating problems, but I would spend at least an hour talking to him. He remembered chatting with use kids way back when. He was still a very nice .

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HJ,
We have played and still play with and against Bill Stafford's Father-in Law at Hobbs in FL. George Peterson - great guy.

>Brad B

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