Monthly Archives: January 2015

Forever Heroes

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ernie Banks died Jan. 23, 2015 – eight days shy of his 84th birthday. In tribute to Mr. Cub, we’re posting a story that originally appeared December 9, 2013.    “Heroes, they come and go and leave us behind as if we’re supposed to know why,” the Eagles sing in Pretty Maids All […]

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A Caddy for Stout Steve

(Fifth in a series based on Author Gaylon White’s recent visit to Nanticoke, PA) Stout Steve Bilko wouldn’t fit in with today’s sluggers who like to linger at home plate, admiring a ball they just hit out of sight. “He could hit the ball a mile but he didn’t make a big deal of it,” […]

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Windy and Stout Steve on Shrine Ballot

(The series based on Author Gaylon White’s visit to Nanticoke, PA, will resume soon) Gale “Windy” Wade, a vital cog in the 1956 Los Angeles Angels powerhouse, is one of 12 new candidates eligible for the 2015 election of the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals, the group’s version of the Baseball Hall of Fame. […]

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