Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More Boys (and a Girl) of Summer

Last summer I posted about Bisbee's Boys of Summer baseball cards. For Christmas this last year I received another installation of them. This is the second set of three sets total. The 3" x 4" cards can be purchased at the Friends of Warren Ballpark's online store.

I don't know that I've every had a proxy signature before. Bob Henry pitched in the Minor Leagues from 1946 to 1951, never making it to the Major Leagues. He went 39-59 with a 5.63 ERA. Bob was born in either 1923 (ball card info) or 1925 (baseball-reference.com info). He passed away in 1991.

As far as I know, Anne is still with us.

Jim "Boom-Boom" Bynon never made it out of the minors. He played for eight seasons, bouncing back and forth between class B and C clubs. He ended up with a .295 Batting Average and punched out 188 Home Runs. He passed away in 1991 at the age of 69.

Clarence Maddern was the only native of Bisbee, Arizona to make it to the Majors. He played for the Cubs and the Indians a few times. In 1948 he played 80 games with the Cubs. His baseball career ran from 1940 until 1957, with a few years off during the war. He served in Europe. He passed away in 1986 at the age of 64.

"Tuck" Stainback had a successful career in the Majors from 1934 to 1946, occasionally dropping back into the minors. He was with Bisbee in 1931 as an outfielder. He hit .315 and 7 Home Runs with the Bees that season. He passed away in 1992 at the age of 81.

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