Monthly Archives: November 2014


(First of a series based on author Gaylon White’s recent  visit to Nanticoke, PA) Stephen Thomas Bilko was a self-described “simple guy from Nanticoke, Pennsylvania.” He didn’t say much. He didn’t have to because his bat spoke volumes – 148 home runs in three seasons (1955-57) with the Los Angeles Angels of the old Pacific […]

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Back to Nanticoke

Gerald Ford was president of the United States but not for long. Happy Days was the top-rated television show, a much-needed antidote for the misery index to follow under Ford’s successor, Jimmy Carter. Author Gaylon White was 30 – the uniform number for broad-shouldered Steve Bilko in 1956-57 when he belted 111 home runs to […]

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Patience Pays

“Good things come to those to wait…and wait…and wait,” Ernie Banks once told Chicago Cub fans. Cub faithful are still waiting – 10 years since the Steve Bartman incident; 30 years since a ground ball trickled through Leon Durham’s legs in the finale of the 1984 National League Championship Series; 69 years since the Cubs […]

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