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.

Honoring the100th anniversary of the birth of Delco’s greatest baseball player

For all of 2018, the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum will have a year-long celebration to honor the birth of James Barton (Mickey) Vernon.

With apologies to other great players of local origin–Hack Wilson, Jimmy Dykes, Danny Murtaugh and Mike Scioscia–it can be readily argued that Mickey is certainly the greatest baseball player that Delaware County has ever produced. Born on April 22,1918 and a native of Marcus Hook PA, Mickey was a two-time American League Batting Champion and seven-time All-Star. It’s a testimony to the character of the man that he was said by many of those who had the pleasure of knowing him to be the nicest man they ever met.

To commemorate his centennial year, the SLDC website starting in January 2018 will be offering twelve video clips and twelve sports cards, a different one to be presented each month of the year. Find the clips and cards on home page www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com. Called Celebrating a Life Well-Lived, the clips consist of a series of twelve interview segments in which Mickey reminisces about his years in baseball. Many of the segments were filmed just nine days before his death on September 24, 2008.

Those that knew Mickey best will tell you over and over again that he was one of those special individuals that should never be forgotten. This material should go a long way toward perpetuating his memory.

For more information on how you can obtain a dvd entitled Grand Memories of a Great Champion, containing all twelve interview segments plus other video clips from Mickey’s career, contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919 or vankoski21@comcast.net.

 

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