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Ken Watts
They were the DAYS!!!!!!!
Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:23pm
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There was so much talent that played on that field, it wasn't funny. I am sure big Bob Shannon did, that was a little before my time. I played there in the sixties, what a treat. Dug outs like the pros had, we were ahead of the times!!! A great President in Leon Pasko. I some times wonder why none of the guys that played on that field never made it to the show!! Both Bosenhoffer brothers had it, Doug Routzen,Larry Greenwich,T. Bayliss had probably had one of the best arms in Darby, thru in the ninties in the delco leage BJ A's back in the day. Chuck Southard, Tom Morgan, Mark Grazianno, Joe Zebley,Tink Murtaugh,Joe DePrince the Bitners,too many to mention.Now there is no little leage in Darby, What a Pitty!!!! I have to give mention to Kevin Hawk, may he rest in peace. One of the best infielders that I ever saw play out of Darby!!! Certainly a Field Of Dreams!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The baseball fields and gamesTink Bowers, Tue Sep 20 5:29pm
    The baseball fields right off lower Branford before the school was even there. EVERYONE young and old went to them. AND the refreshment stand...God...you were hard-pressed to find anything less than... more
    • The baseball fields and gamesBUD HEMPHILL, Sun Feb 12 12:34pm
      Played Little League there 4 years. Also umpired quite a few games before enlisting in the Air Force in 67. I enjoyed umpiring more probably because I wasn't that good a player. I umpired for many... more
      • OmahaDickBrogan, Mon Feb 13 5:50am
        Bud, When were you in Omaha? I was in the Air Force April 1968 through December 1992. I was stationed at Offutt May 70 through May 74. I also started umpiring and then coaching Little League - all... more
        • The baseball fields and gamesBUD HEMPHILL, Mon Feb 13 10:48am
          You preceded me by a few years. We got there in Jul 80 from Grand Forks (and were welcomed by a tornado that got awfully close to the chapel where we were sheltered) and returned to Grand Forks in... more
          • Little LeagueDickBrogan, Mon Feb 13 11:04am
            I went to Italy from Offutt. That is where I got into umpiring Little league. I was stationed with a Philly guy who really knew the game and he taught me how to umpire and how to do it right! He was... more
            • The baseball fields and gamesBUD HEMPHILL, Mon Feb 13 11:18am
              And that is why I never umpired any games my boys played in. My only overseas tour was to Thailand/Viet Nam in 70-71.
              • OverseasDickBrogan, Mon Feb 13 11:24am
                I went U-Tapoa Thailand my first tour out of training (Nove 68/Nov 69)
    • They were the DAYS!!!!!!! — Ken Watts, Sat Sep 24 6:23pm
      • Darby Little Leaguesteve lyons, Tue Dec 6 2:19pm
        Played Darby Little League baseball late 50's early 60's. Played for DELCO Lions. Tony D'Antonio was coach Had two great teams, won two championships in a row. Loved beating the Darby Rams!
      • JIMMY/MARK CROCCOBOB HARRIGAN, Sun Sep 25 1:59pm
        AWESOME ATHLETES!
    • Re: The baseball fields and gamesAnonymous, Thu Sep 22 9:27pm
      Wish I cold go back,,,
      • baseball fieldsBill Specht, Sat Sep 24 10:48am
        We use to play at the "plateau" at the end of Front and Second Sts. by the rail road tracks. Billy and Donny Molineaux, Keven and Barry Smith, Leo and Denny Springer, Georgie Killen, Robert Glenn, an ... more
        • ketchupbarry smith, Mon Jan 30 8:41pm
          my wife and I, Donna (charbonnier) from Colwyn, just had dinner with her sister Diane and we were reminiscing the good old days. Would love to "catch up" on some news of how the heck everyone is... more
    • Candy houseRichard Reynolds, Thu Sep 22 4:07pm
      The candy house at the little league field, some of the best hot dogs in the world was there. Water ice and the people that worked it was great.
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