|Mel Bashore (#46894669)|
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I am a long-time collector of vintage sports autographs, letters, and autographed sports graphic cartoons. My interest in sports autographs covers the golden era from the 1920s thru 1950s. Having corresponded with many old athletes, I have a natural interest in their lives--and deaths. Professionally I am a librarian in an historical archives in Salt Lake City and a historian.|
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|Erin Froehlich||Thank You!|
You created the entry for my grandfather Richard Sawallich(drag racing death) I have since uploaded a photo of him I found in my grandmother's things. Thank you. :)
Galesburg's adopted son Evar Swanson elaborated during a baseball discussion in 1972 why he entered a contest for "running the bases" while playing Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds.
During games of a doubleheader on September 15, 1929, Swannie circled the 360-foot jaunt around the bases in 13.3 seconds. Although several have tried to excel the feat, the record still stands 83-years later.
Swannie pointed out that in the earlier days contests including foot races, fungo-hitting, homer hitting, bunting and catchers throwing into barrels were common. He admitted that, "although we participated for our pride, we also did it for the money. I made $75 for winning my base-running contest and that was pretty good money in those days. The most I ever made in one season playing professional baseball was $8,500 a season."
Added by Jeff on Mar 07, 2013 3:43 PM
|Wallie49||Dr. Brent Bills|
I have linked Dr. Bills to his father as you requested. If you would like for me to transfer management to you, I would be happy to do so.
Added by Wallie49 on Dec 28, 2012 7:57 AM
|Mike Ohio||Laura Dutton Mead #102124603|
I have added the additional information you have supplied.
|Mike Ohio||Jesse H. Mead #101881425|
As per your request, I have uploaded photos and cemetery record information for him.
I also created a Memorial and uploaded photos and cemetery record information for his wife Laura Dutton Mead #102124603.
I trust this information will be of use to you.
|John A Senn||George Stovall|
Please transfer the memorial to me. he is my great grand uncle. my id is 47879264. thanks.
Have made the changes that you suggested to Myrtle. In the future, would you please use the suggest a correction option.
Added by tut on Jul 15, 2012 10:32 PM
|Lynda Duncan Miles||RE: Harry Craft|
You are welcome, Mel. Thank you for setting up the page, and leaving such a lovely memorial with the Colt's insignia on it. I was touched to see that. Uncle Harry and Aunt Nell were a huge part of my life, and I spent a lot of time with them.
|Lalita Kuhn||RE: Rudy Ramos|
You are welcome. I was glad to help.
|Pam Foster||RE: Russell Mayo Lyon|
Dear Sir. Thank you so very much for the photo of Russell Mayo Lyno. I will add it to my book.
My Father, Fletcher Adam Chaffin also played in our Mills Mill League in Woodruff, SC. I know everything in the world about him. I only have one picture of him and it was when he was a Mills Mill Miller player. Do you have any other pictures of him in his baseball uniform? Many thanks. Pam Foster
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