Take Me Out To the Ballgame!, a talk at the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00. Three local men with a long history of baseball experiences will share some amazing stories. All ages are welcome.
Bud Hadley will talk about his dad, “Bump” Hadley, a Major League pitcher from the 1920s to the ‘40s. He played for the Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Browns, the Yankees, the Giants, including three world championship teams with the Yankees. He also was a radio announcer for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Braves.
George Plender of Tamworth was a four-year letter-winning pitcher at the University of Vermont with over sixty consecutive scoreless innings to his credit in the 1954-55 season. He was signed by the Milwaukee Braves. But he was in the ROTC, and the Korean War interrupted that career path. He will describe his knuckle ball grip, which was famously known to baffle the batters in the Northeast.
Jimmy Driscoll played for the Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers. He was a Major League second baseman and shortstop. He started as an amateur free agent in 1962. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.