Mickey Vernon

Mickey Vernon Sports Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and memory of Delaware County Sports Legends.

Formerly located in the Granite Run Mall
If your club or organization is interested in displaying and learning about any or all of the Delaware County Sports Rarities shown below ,or other one of a kind artifacts, contact a museum curator to arrange a special showing for your group. For more information, call Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919 or send an email to vankoski21@comcast.net.

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Our Collections

Explore our website and check out out our collections of various baseball memorabilia. We are offering a unique baseball card set, horside caricature drawings, and other great items for baseball fans.

Our Archives

Take a look at what’s been happening at the museum recently.  We’ve recognized many of Delaware County’s sports legends. Be sure to bookmark the “This Month” page so you don’t miss out on our next exciting event.

Sports Rarities


If your club or organization is interested in displaying and learning about any or all of the Delaware County Sports Rarities shown above ,or other one of a kind artifacts, contact a museum curator to arrange a special showing for your group. For more information, call Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919 or send an email to vankoski21@comcast.net.

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Together Again–Danny Murtaugh and Mickey Vernon In the mid 1930s, Danny Murtaugh and Mickey Vernon were teammates on Chester’s American Legion baseball team. In the late 1930s, they entered professional baseball, playing in the Eastern Shore league. In the early 1940s, they both reached their goal of becoming major league players, beginning careers that were interrupted by World War II. During the war, they served in the United States military–Danny in the Army and Mickey in the Navy. In the late1940s and early 1950s, they were back playing major league baseball,–Danny in the National League and Mickey in the American League. In 1960, they were both part of the National League champion Pittsburgh Pirates that defeated the New York Yankees to gain the World Championship–Danny as the manager and Mickey as a player/coach. Now, eighty years after first playing for that Chester American Legion team, they will be brought together again posthumously in a museum exhibit held in the Delaware County Historical Society Museum and Research Library located at 408 Avenue of the States in Chester PA. The exhibit combines artifacts from the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame and the Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum is free and will open to the public April 11, 2015 and last through October 2015. Additional information about this exhibit can be found on the Mickey Vernon Museum’s website www.mickeyvernonsportsmuseum.com or call the Delaware County Historical Society Museum at 610-872-0502. The curator of this exhibit is Jim Vankoski. He can be reached at vankoski21@comcast.net or 610-909-4919. Many thanks to Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia for helping to make this exhibit possible.