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Sports Legends Collection Portraits

The multi-level Sports Legends of Delaware County museum located at 301 Iven Avenue Wayne, PA has seven galleries with permanent collections in each of its handicapped-accessible galleries.The first floor includes the Mickey Vernon Gallery, dedicated to Delco Baseball lore; the Jane Barkman/Mary Ellen Clark Wide World of Women’s Sports gallery and the home-town Radnor Township Sports Atrium gallery.On the second floor are the Ted Meredith Olympic Gallery; the Emlen Tunnell Football Gallery; the Jack Ramsay Basketball Gallery and the All-Sports Gallery.All galleries display personal memorabilia from Delco Athletes in their respective specialized fields. In all, there are 150 years of Delaware County Sports History on display at Delco’s only sports museum–all of which are sure to impress. An added incentive to visit is that admission is free. Donations are appreciated via our website. Hours are 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday and from 11am to 2pm on Saturday.

Fredia Gibbs World Championship Belt on Display

You are welcome to the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum at 301 Iven Avenue in Radnor, PA to view a recent addition to the Wide World of Women’s Sports gallery. The addition is Fredia Gibbs’ World Championship Kickboxing Belt, currently on display in a showcase on the first floor atrium level.
Fredia, a graduate of Chester High School and Cabrini College, is arguably the best woman athlete in the history of Delaware County. In addition to being the first African-American to win the World Kickboxing Championship, Fredia was a state championship track star as well as a professional basketball player, playing in the European Professional League.
This and other Items from the museum’s collection can also be viewed by logging on to www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and on Saturday from 11am to 1:30pm. Photo by Chuck Weems
For more information, contact museum curator Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919 or vankoski21@comcast.net

Roberto Clemente’s 1972 Game Worn Road Jersey on Display

Currently on display at the Sports Legends of Delaware County (SLDC) museum is a 1972 road jersey and pants worn by Roberto Clemente during his historic final season, when he got his 3,000th career hit at his final time at bat. Later that year, Roberto would make the ultimate sacrifice in an effort to help others in need on December 31, when he perished in an airplane crash while flying to Nicaragua to deliver supplies to earthquake victims.
During his 18-year career, Clemente was a 15-time All-Star, a 12-time Golden Glove Award recipient, a four-time Batting Champion, 2 time World Series Champion, and both a National League and World Series MVP Award winner. This significant knit jersey, with black and gold trim, has the Pirates team name across the front with his number 21 below it.
It has been confirmed by the Clemente family that they were presented with this uniform by the team during memorial ceremonies at Three Rivers Stadium at the start of the 1973 season.
The jersey and pants will be on display at the SLDC museum through December 31 of this year–the 45th anniversary of Roberto’s death. The museum is located at 301 Iven Avenue in Wayne, PA 19087 and is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturday from 11am to 1:30pm. Photo compliments of Hunt Auctions
For more information, contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919

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–Portraits by Wayne Artist George Rothacker

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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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