2017 Series Card Set

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2017 Card Set

 A first look at the Sports Legends of Delaware County 2017 Card Set will be unveiled on December 10th from from 11am to 2pm at the SLDC museum, located at 301 Iven Ave. in Wayne, PA. The 50-card set showcases county athletes in 15 different sports, as well as numerous coaches and officials that have received national recognition by their involvement in NBA and NCAA championship games and meets; Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series games; and the NFL Super Bowls. The first 25 people in attendance will be able to select 10 complimentary cards from the set to add to their sport card collection. For more information, contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919

A first look at the Sports Legends of Delaware County 2017 Card Set will be unveiled on December 10th from from 11am to 2pm at the SLDC museum, located at 301 Iven Ave. in Wayne, PA.
The 50-card set showcases county athletes in 15 different sports, as well as numerous coaches and officials that have received national recognition by their involvement in NBA and NCAA championship games and meets; Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series games; and the NFL Super Bowls. The first 25 people in attendance will be able to select 10 complimentary cards from the set to add to their sport card collection.
For more information, contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919

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Danny Murtaugh’s 1960 World Series jersey on display through December 2016

 After a four-year tenure at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY, Danny Murtaugh's 1960 World Series jersey is on display at the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum at 301 Iven Avenue in Radnor, PA. through December 2016. Museum hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. A one time Saturday showing will be December 10th. from 11am to 2pm. Murtaugh was wearing the jersey when Pirates' second baseman Bill Mazeroski belted his championship-clinching home run against the Yankees in game 7 of the 1960 World Series. While at the museum, the jersey will have its own dedicated showcase, joining other items currently on loan from the Delco Athletes' Hall of Fame and the Mickey Vernon Museum collection of Murtaugh memorabilia. Don't miss this last chance to see the jersey that was a witness to baseball history. Born and reared in Chester, PA, Murtaugh was an infielder for the Phillies, Braves and Pirates over nine seasons, losing two potential playing seasons to WW II. He managed the Pirates for all or part of 15 seasons--a span that included 1115 wins, with World Series victories over the Yankees in 1960 and the 1971 Orioles. In addition to his World Series wins, Murtaugh also had the distinction of penciling in the first all non-white lineup in the history of major league baseball on September 1, 1971. He died on December 2, 1976 at the age of 59. For more information, contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919

After a four-year tenure at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY, Danny Murtaugh’s 1960 World Series jersey is on display at the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum at 301 Iven Avenue in Radnor, PA. through December 2016. Museum hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. A one time Saturday showing will be December 10th. from 11am to 2pm. Murtaugh was wearing the jersey when Pirates’ second baseman Bill Mazeroski belted his championship-clinching home run against the Yankees in game 7 of the 1960 World Series.
While at the museum, the jersey will have its own dedicated showcase, joining other items currently on loan from the Delco Athletes’ Hall of Fame and the Mickey Vernon Museum collection of Murtaugh memorabilia. Don’t miss this last chance to see the jersey that was a witness to baseball history.
Born and reared in Chester, PA, Murtaugh was an infielder for the Phillies, Braves and Pirates over nine seasons, losing two potential playing seasons to WW II. He managed the Pirates for all or part of 15 seasons–a span that included 1115 wins, with World Series victories over the Yankees in 1960 and the 1971 Orioles.
In addition to his World Series wins, Murtaugh also had the distinction of penciling in the first all non-white lineup in the history of major league baseball on September 1, 1971. He died on December 2, 1976 at the age of 59.
For more information, contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919

Unique Baseball Treasure on Display Dec 10 at the Sports Legends of Delco Museum

Unique Baseball Treasure to be On Display A bit of baseball memorabilia from 59 years ago will be on display at the Sports Legends of Delaware County Exhibit in the Radnor Township Municipal Building on Saturday December 10, 2016 from 11am until 2 pm. It's a panel of baseball-quality horsehide measuring 25x45 inches on which is inscribed the personal signatures of nearly every player, coach and manager of every team in the American League of 1957. This priceless piece of baseball lore was obtained by the late Mickey Vernon when he played for the Boston Red Sox during the 1957 season. During spring training of that year, Mickey obtained a blank horsehide from a sales representative. He had the inspiration to have his teammates sign it and then saw to it that members of opposing teams added their signatures when they came to Fenway Park to play the Red Sox. Nineteen of the signatures are accompanied by a caricature of the player drawn by an illustrator working for the Boston Herald newspaper at the time. For more information contact Jim Vankoski 610-909-4919 or Vankoski21@comcast.net Don't miss the chance to see this national treasure on display at the Radnor Township Building 301 Iven Avenue Wayne, Pa. 19087.

Unique Baseball Treasure to be On Display
A bit of baseball memorabilia from 59 years ago will be on display at the Sports Legends of Delaware County Exhibit in the Radnor Township Municipal Building on Saturday December 10, 2016 from 11am until 2 pm. It’s a panel of baseball-quality horsehide measuring 25×45 inches on which is inscribed the personal signatures of nearly every player, coach and manager of every team in the American League of 1957.
This priceless piece of baseball lore was obtained by the late Mickey Vernon when he played for the Boston Red Sox during the 1957 season. During spring training of that year, Mickey obtained a blank horsehide from a sales representative. He had the inspiration to have his teammates sign it and then saw to it that members of opposing teams added their signatures when they came to Fenway Park to play the Red Sox. Nineteen of the signatures are accompanied by a caricature of the player drawn by an illustrator working for the Boston Herald newspaper at the time. For more information contact Jim Vankoski 610-909-4919 or Vankoski21@comcast.net
Don’t miss the chance to see this national treasure on display at the Radnor Township Building 301 Iven Avenue Wayne, Pa. 19087.

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 A 12"x18" Mickey Horsehide and Signature Print is available by contacting vankoski21@comcast.net or 610-909-4919

A 12″x18″ Mickey Horsehide and Signature Print is available by contacting vankoski21@comcast.net or 610-909-4919

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Sculptor Jennifer Frudakis-Petry was commissioned by the New Jersey CRDA and the Pop Lloyd Committee to do this 6' x 8' bas-relief of the history of Negro League Baseball, originally placed at Sand Castle Stadium in Atlantic City, NJ. When the stadium was closed, the work was relocated to Stockton University and can be presently viewed in front of their Athletic Department. You are invited to try to identify the sixteen significant personalities/events depicted here. To check your answers, scroll to the bottom of the this month's page on the Sports Legends of Delaware County website www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com. To find out about Delaware County's contribution to Negro league Baseball, go to that same website and view Brad Nau's video on Hilldale Park entitled Champions Walked Here. The video is in the dvd section produced by BNProducers. In that same dvd section you can view Larry Doby, one of the players depicted on the Frudakis sculpture. As noted in the introduction to the video Ballfield to Battlefield and Back by George Case and Mickey Vernon, Mickey served in the Navy with Larry during WW II and was also a teammate of his with the Cleveland Indians. Larry Doby was the first African-American player to play in the American League—starting less than three months after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in the National League. Although Doby was, by all reports, just as good a player as Jackie, he never received the same publicity. Tells you how important it is to be first.

Sculptor Jennifer Frudakis-Petry was commissioned by the New Jersey CRDA and the Pop Lloyd Committee to do this 6′ x 8′ bas-relief of the history of Negro League Baseball, originally placed at Sand Castle Stadium in Atlantic City, NJ. When the stadium was closed, the work was relocated to Stockton University and can be presently viewed in front of their Athletic Department.
You are invited to try to identify the sixteen significant personalities/events depicted here. To check your answers, scroll to the bottom of the this month’s page on the Sports Legends of Delaware County website www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com.
To find out about Delaware County’s contribution to Negro league Baseball, go to that same website and view Brad Nau’s video on Hilldale Park entitled Champions Walked Here. The video is in the dvd section produced by BNProducers. In that same dvd section you can view Larry Doby, one of the players depicted on the Frudakis sculpture.
As noted in the introduction to the video Ballfield to Battlefield and Back by George Case and Mickey Vernon, Mickey served in the Navy with Larry during WW II and was also a teammate of his with the Cleveland Indians. Larry Doby was the first African-American player to play in the American League—starting less than three months after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in the National League. Although Doby was, by all reports, just as good a player as Jackie, he never received the same publicity. Tells you how important it is to be first.

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