Jackie Robinson Day
As a result of the movie, everyone knows who number 42 of the Brooklyn Dodgers is in this photo taken on June 7, 1948. It’s Jackie Robinson, of course, shown here letting the ball escape between his legs. However, only the hard-core Delaware County sports fan knows the name of the man sliding. That’s Danny Murtaugh, a 1935 graduate of Chester High School and, on September 1,1971, the first manager in major league baseball to field an all-minority team. For the record, his number 40 has been retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates, a team he managed to two world championships. If you would like to find out more about other Delaware County Sports Legends come to the Grand Opening of the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum 11 am on May 7th 2016.
A 12″x18″ Mickey Horsehide and Signature Print is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-909-4919
Delaware County Super Bowl Poster
The Sports Legends of Delaware County museum’s Sports Rarity of the Month for April reflects Delaware County’s participation in fifty years of NFL Super Bowl games.
Compiled by Rich Pagano and displayed on the second floor of the Emlen Tunnell Gallery of the museum, is a 24″x36″ framed poster entitled Fifty Years of Delco Super Bowl Legends. The poster, with its accompanying information, identifies Delaware County’s sixteen Super Bowl participants, their high schools and colleges attended, their pro team and the Super Bowl played.
Delco Super Bowl Players