Mickey Vernon

Home of the Mickey Vernon Sports Collection. Dedicated to preserving the history and memory of Delaware County Sports Legends.

The Mickey Vernon Museum Collection has moved to the Radnor Township Municipal Building, located at 301 Iven Avenue in Radnor, PA. The collection is now on loan to the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum in the Municipal Building. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday tours are available by appointment. For more information, call 610-909-4919.

 

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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.

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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.

Baseball Great Bobby Shantz & Noted Author Rich Westcott to Appear at Sports Legends of Delaware County Book Signing and Memorabilia Sale


The Sports Legends of Delaware County museum is truly excited to have as its very special guest the iconic Bobby Shantz, former pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics and the New York Yankees. His appearance will be in conjunction with that of three Delaware County baseball writers and a sale of baseball memorabilia.

Bobby was the winner of the American League’s Most Valuable Player award in 1952, when he played for the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1958, he was a member of the World Champion Yankees.

Rich Westcott, the most prolific author Delaware County has ever produced, will appear with Bobby, together with fellow authors Rich Pagano and Bob Mclaughlin, in the Mickey Vernon/Danny Murtaugh Gallery of the museum on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11am to 1pm. Their appearance will be in celebration of the 25 books that Rich Westcott has authored. The museum is located at 301 Iven Avenue in Wayne, PA.

No ball park in Philadelphia is more revered than Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium, located at Twenty-First Street and Lehigh Avenue, and few players who played on that field were as outstanding or memorable as Bobby Shantz. He made his major league debut there in 1949 with the Philadelphia A’s and his last major league appearance with the 1964 Phillies.

Besides winning the 1952 MVP award, Bobby was also an eight-time Golden Glove award winner and three-time All-Star. In the 1952 all-star game, he struck out three fearsome hitters of the era–Whitey Lockman, Jackie Robinson and Stan Musial–in a row.

Mr. Shantz, a World War II veteran, is, at 92, the oldest living major league player to have won baseball’s Most Valuable Player award. Don’t miss this chance to see, upfront and personal, a true living legend of Major League baseball.

Also on display that day will be two of the most intriguing pieces of baseball memorabilia in the entire country. One is the National League Championship Silver Bat award that was presented to Roberto Clemente in 1967 by NL president Warren Giles. The other is a 25″ by 42″ horsehide having over 200 American League Baseball signatures of team players, coaches and managers collected by Mickey Vernon during the 1957 season at Fenway Park.

For more information on the book signing and baseball memorabilia sale, contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919 or vankoski21@comcast.net.

 

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