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Tommy and Me is an autobiographical play that recounts a seminal time in Ray Didinger’s life as he helps his life-long hero, Tommy McDonald reach his goal of getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame … Perfect for ages 8 – 88!
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Thanks in advance for your help. See you at the show!
(P.S. We’re giving away Eagle’s pre-season tickets, autographed footballs, etc. on August 3rd. See website for details.)
Sports Legends of Delaware County Summer Family Activity Guide. Free Admission! Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm
Comcast Newsmakers Bobblehead Exhibit
The Sports Legends of Delaware County museum and its Mickey Vernon Gallery are joining forces to present an exhibit that will feature one of the largest public displays of bobblehead figurines ever assembled in Delaware County.
In order to bring about this presentation, the museum curators are asking for your help. If you happen to have an old bobblehead figurine hanging around your house collecting dust, you can donate it and we will display it in our upcoming exhibit, to be held this August and September. For your generosity, you will receive a coupon good for a chance to have your own bobblehead made to your very own specifications, compliments of Choice Marketing.
To kick-start this event, more than a dozen bobblehead figurines that have been donated in memory of former collector Frank Upton will soon be on display at the Golden Impulse jewelry store at 25 West State Street in Media, PA. Bring your donated figurine to the store or to the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum at 301 Iven Avenue in Radnor, PA during the months of June or July any Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and receive your chance to win a personal bobblehead figurine for supporting this event.
For more information, contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919 or email@example.com.
A 12″x18″ Mickey Horsehide and Signature Print is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-909-4919
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.