It was such a more laid back era in the 1940's baseball seasons. The players wore baggy pants and shirts, leather shoes with steel cleats, and in the case of the Phillies, shared Shibe Park with the American League Philadelphia Athletics. The graphic above from the "BASEBALL" folder in the Hamilton Library Local History Collection invites one and all to buy their tickets for the upcoming 1947 baseball season. Are there any visitors to this site who remember Byrum Saam as the voice of the Phillies? Do any of you old timers remember listening to a baseball game via a remote radio broadcast where the play by play was read from a teletype machine? Now I am really going back in time; and yes, I do remember! It was strange to hear the play by play with no roars from the crowd....only the "click click" of the teletype as the game is sent to the studio via telephone. The graphic at the top lists the players who would make up the 1947 Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. Unfortunately,, the 1947 season proved to be a losing proposition with the team residing very near the "cellar" in the National League.