You Are There: Danny Murtaugh History making Moments

Remember when Walter Cronkite would place you in a figurative time warp as the host of the old TV show You Are There?  Well, keynote speaker Bruce Markusen, a noted author and currently the manager of Digital and Outreach Learning at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY, will do the same as he sets the stage for three of Danny Murtaugh's history-making moments at a dinner celebration to be held in the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum.       The museum is inviting you to help us celebrate those three moments.       The first moment occurred on October 13,1960, when Danny managed the Pittsburgh Pirates to an upset victory over the New York Yankees in a game in which Bill Mazeroski hit his historic seventh game walk-off home run.     The second history-making moment occurred on September 1, 1971, when Danny became the first major league manager to pencil-in the first all-minority lineup--24 years after Jackie Robinson broke the MLB color barrier.     The third moment occurred on October 17,1971, when the Pirates--again managed by Danny--defeated the heavily-favored Baltimore Orioles--also in a series lasting seven games.        The dinner celebration will take place on October 8, 2016 at the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum at 301 Iven Avenue in Wayne, PA.  The cost of an individual ticket is one hundred dollars.  Bruce Markusen's  book, The Team that Changed Baseball:Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pirates, will be one of the special complimentary gifts offered to those that purchase a ticket.      For more information, visit the museum's website www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com or contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919, vankoski21@comcast.net.or Phil Damiani 610-565-0476

Remember when Walter Cronkite would place you in a figurative time warp as the host of the old TV show You Are There? Well, keynote speaker Bruce Markusen, a noted author and currently the manager of Digital and Outreach Learning at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY, will do the same as he sets the stage for three of Danny Murtaugh’s history-making moments at a dinner celebration to be held in the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum.
The museum is inviting you to help us celebrate those three moments.
The first moment occurred on October 13,1960, when Danny managed the Pittsburgh Pirates to an upset victory over the New York Yankees in a game in which Bill Mazeroski hit his historic seventh game walk-off home run.
The second history-making moment occurred on September 1, 1971, when Danny became the first major league manager to pencil-in the first all-minority lineup–24 years after Jackie Robinson broke the MLB color barrier.
The third moment occurred on October 17,1971, when the Pirates–again managed by Danny–defeated the heavily-favored Baltimore Orioles–also in a series lasting seven games.
The dinner celebration will take place on October 8, 2016 at the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum at 301 Iven Avenue in Wayne, PA. The cost of an individual ticket is one hundred dollars. Bruce Markusen’s book, The Team that Changed Baseball:Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pirates, will be one of the special complimentary gifts offered to those that purchase a ticket.
For more information, visit the museum’s website www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com or contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919, vankoski21@comcast.net.or Phil Damiani 610-565-0476

Danny Murtaugh Making History

Tickets are now available for the Danny Murtaugh History-Making Gala to be held on October 8, 2016 at the Radnor Township Municipal Building home on the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum located at 301 Iven Avenue Wayne, Pa. Visit www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com or call Jim Vankoski 610-909-4919 or Phil Damiani 610-565-0476

Tickets are now available for the Danny Murtaugh History-Making Gala to be held on October 8, 2016 at the Radnor Township Municipal Building home on the Sports Legends of Delaware County museum located at 301 Iven Avenue Wayne, Pa. Visit www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com or call Jim Vankoski 610-909-4919 or Phil Damiani 610-565-0476

Tickets to Danny Murtaugh’s History Making Moments Gala

 Tickets are now available for the Danny Murtaugh's History-Making Moments celebration to be held on October 8, 2016. A Rawlings Official Major League Baseball, autographed by Bobby Shantz and inscribed 1952 MVP, will be given to the first twenty-five purchasers of tickets to this event. Bobby played an integral part in the deciding seventh game of the 1960 World Series while pitching for the New York Yankees--a game in which Bill Mazeroski hit his historic game-winning home run that enabled the Murtaugh-managed team to become World Champions. Through Bobby's respect and admiration for Danny and Mickey Vernon, he graciously agreed to place his signature on the balls. Bobby is the oldest living MVP, and having his signature on an Official MLB ball would enhance the value of any collection. Visit www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com for more information, or call Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919 or Phil Damiani at 610-565-0476.

Tickets are now available for the Danny Murtaugh’s History-Making Moments celebration to be held on October 8, 2016. A Rawlings Official Major League Baseball, autographed by Bobby Shantz and inscribed 1952 MVP, will be given to the first twenty-five purchasers of tickets to this event.
Bobby played an integral part in the deciding seventh game of the 1960 World Series while pitching for the New York Yankees–a game in which Bill Mazeroski hit his historic game-winning home run that enabled the Murtaugh-managed team to become World Champions. Through Bobby’s respect and admiration for Danny and Mickey Vernon, he graciously agreed to place his signature on the balls. Bobby is the oldest living MVP, and having his signature on an Official MLB ball would enhance the value of any collection.
Visit www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com for more information, or call Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919 or Phil Damiani at 610-565-0476.

Baseball History is Made

Tim Murtaugh [left], grandson of Danny Murtaugh, is shown here presenting to Jim Vankoski, curator of the Sports Legends of Delaware County (SDLC) museum, the jersey that his grandfather wore when the Pittsburgh Pirates, then managed by Danny, defeated the New York Yankees in a game in which Bill Mazeroski hit his historic seventh-game walk-off home run. The public will have it's first chance to see the jersey on Saturday, September 3rd, from 10 am to 12 pm at the Mickey Vernon Gallery on the first floor of the SLDC museum. After that the jersey can be viewed during museum regular hours each Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. The museum is located at 301 Iven Avenue in Radnor, PA. On the same subject, a Danny Murtaugh Making History Gala will take place on October 8, 2016. For ticket information, contact Jim Vankoski 610-909-4919 or visit the museum's website at www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com.

Tim Murtaugh [left], grandson of Danny Murtaugh, is shown here presenting to Jim Vankoski, curator of the Sports Legends of Delaware County (SDLC) museum, the jersey that his grandfather wore when the Pittsburgh Pirates, then managed by Danny, defeated the New York Yankees in a game in which Bill Mazeroski hit his historic seventh-game walk-off home run.
The public will have it’s first chance to see the jersey on Saturday, September 3rd, from 10 am to 12 pm at the Mickey Vernon Gallery on the first floor of the SLDC museum. After that the jersey can be viewed during museum regular hours each Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. The museum is located at 301 Iven Avenue in Radnor, PA.
On the same subject, a Danny Murtaugh Making History Gala will take place on October 8, 2016. For ticket information, contact Jim Vankoski 610-909-4919 or visit the museum’s website at www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com.

Danny Murtaugh Making History Celebration

Danny Murtaugh's historic number 40 jersey, shown in the photo below and last seen at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY, will be on display during this event. Sponsorship Information The Sports Legends of Delaware County museum is inviting you to help us celebrate three history-making moments in the career of one of Delaware County's favorite sons--Danny Murtaugh. The first moment occurred on October 13,1960, when Danny managed the Pittsburgh Pirates to an upset victory over the New York Yankees in a game in which Bill Mazeroski hit his historic seventh-game walk-off home run. The second history-making moment occurred on September 1, 1971, when Danny became the first major league manager to pencil-in the first all minority line-up--24 years after Jackie Robinson broke the MLB color barrier. The third moment occurred on October 17,1971, when the Pirates--again managed by Danny--defeated the heavily-favored Baltimore Orioles--also in a series lasting seven games. The celebration will take place on October 8, 2016 at the SLDC museum at 301 Iven Avenue in Radnor PA 19087. Attendance will be limited to no more than 130 and is expected to last from 6 pm to 9 pm. We are looking for ten sponsors to make this a very special evening. Your sponsorship of $1,000 will entitle you to a pre-banquet reception in our hospitality suite as well as recognition of you or your company in our banquet program. The reception will be hosted by the board of directors of the SLDC museum, with a special guest giving a personal insight into the careers of two Delaware County athletes that participated in what could truly be called one of the most historic moments in baseball history. Your sponsorship will also entitle you and nine additional friends, family or colleagues to our regular program, which includes dinner, entertainment, and video presentations as well as what perhaps will be the highlight of the evening: A talk by Bruce Markusen, the author of a book on one of the most important teams in the history of sports--the 1971 Pirates. Mr. Markusen currently is the manager of Digital and Outreach Learning at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Thank you for considering this request. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at 610-909-4919 or vankoski21@comcast.net. Jim Vankoski,PresidentSLDC Inc. (A 501c3 organization)

Danny Murtaugh’s historic number 40 jersey, shown in the photo below and last seen at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY, will be on display during this event. Sponsorship Information
The Sports Legends of Delaware County museum is inviting you to help us celebrate three history-making moments in the career of one of Delaware County’s favorite sons–Danny Murtaugh.
The first moment occurred on October 13,1960, when Danny managed the Pittsburgh Pirates to an upset victory over the New York Yankees in a game in which Bill Mazeroski hit his historic seventh-game walk-off home run.
The second history-making moment occurred on September 1, 1971, when Danny became the first major league manager to pencil-in the first all minority line-up–24 years after Jackie Robinson broke the MLB color barrier.
The third moment occurred on October 17,1971, when the Pirates–again managed by Danny–defeated the heavily-favored Baltimore Orioles–also in a series lasting seven games.
The celebration will take place on October 8, 2016 at the SLDC museum at 301 Iven Avenue in Radnor PA 19087. Attendance will be limited to no more than 130 and is expected to last from 6 pm to 9 pm. We are looking for ten sponsors to make this a very special evening. Your sponsorship of $1,000 will entitle you to a pre-banquet reception in our hospitality suite as well as recognition of you or your company in our banquet program. The reception will be hosted by the board of directors of the SLDC museum, with a special guest giving a personal insight into the careers of two Delaware County athletes that participated in what could truly be called one of the most historic moments in baseball history.
Your sponsorship will also entitle you and nine additional friends, family or colleagues to our regular program, which includes dinner, entertainment, and video presentations as well as what perhaps will be the highlight of the evening: A talk by Bruce Markusen, the author of a book on one of the most important teams in the history of sports–the 1971 Pirates. Mr. Markusen currently is the manager of Digital and Outreach Learning at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
Thank you for considering this request. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at 610-909-4919 or vankoski21@comcast.net.
Jim Vankoski,PresidentSLDC Inc. (A 501c3 organization)

 

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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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