I visited the website, and it brought back lots of great memories!!!
I noted that in 2006 DG celebrated its 50th anniversary, so I just wanted to send you a team photo of our team the ‘ Beechurst Merchants’ taken in 1959 (3 years after the league was founded). I’m in the front row left side (eleven years old at the time), I played second base. In the front row, second from the right side, is Jimmy Newhook, he was our pitcher and in years to follow was drafted by the Detroit Tigers (spent a summer or two in training, but injured himself and never pitched big league). Our coaches were Ed Stryker (left side, and his son Eddie front row, right side), and Bud Freeman (right side).
After the Saturday games Bud and Ed used to take us up to Carvel’s (still at same location) for some ice cream. Seems like only yesterday.
Frank C. Mauro, P.E., R.A.
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