The graphic at the top heralds the acquisition of the real estate where the original Trenton High School established and athletic field. There was no room on Mercer Street in the Mill Hill area of Trenton for a field.
William Wetzel was a noted educator in the city of Trenton's educational system. The graphic above shows today's Wetzel field as it looked before the city of Trenton took it over and changed the name from "Trenton High School Field" to "Wetzel Field." My friend Don Slabicki and I spent many afternoons at Wetzel watching the games of the old Industrial League. A neighbor, Reynold "Rennie" Funari was one of our heroes. Some of the teams I recall from the Industrial League: Roebling, American Steel and Wire, Panelyte....any others?
REYNOLD (RENNIE) WAS ONE OF OUR FAVORITES WHO MARRIED JUNE SOFFEL, A NEIGHBOR ON THE SAME BLOCK WE LIVED ON. HE WAS ALSO A FELLOW YANKEE FANL.