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Thursday, March 22, 2012

REMEMBERING THE TRENTON GIANTS

Many baseball-minded visitors to this web site who have silver in their hair will remember the late, great, Trenton Giants Class "B" Interstate League team whose home field was on the Brunswick Circle and known as Dunn Field. The Trenton Giants team was the farm club of the New York Giants who played at New York City's Polo Grounds; another memory for those of us with silver or no hair. How I loved to listen to those games on WBUD, 1490 on the dial with studios on the second floor of the Prior Drug Store on the corner of Bridge Street and South Pennsylvania Avenue in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Bus Saidt and Bill Hildenbrand's broadcasts were as good as any big time radio announcer of the day. (Byrum Saam, Mel Allen, Red Barber, Vince Scully, etc.)
Here's a little quiz for my fellow old timers:
Wilmington, Sunbury, Lancaster, York, Hagerstown, and Harrisburg. Assuming that you understand that Pittsburg is the PIRATES, Cincinnati is the REDS etc., finish the team names in the listing above. Also let me know if I forgot any of those interstate league teams.

No fair using Wikipedia! I took these out of my head and I expect you to do likewise!
Anonymous RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM...I COULD RECALL WHEN WILLIE MAYS WAS SCHEDULED TO REPORT TO THE TRENTON GIANTS AND HE DID'NT SHOW UP. WHEN HE FINALLY SHOWED THEY WERE SHOCKED AT HIS ABILITY IN THE OUTFIELD. WILBUR JACKSON WAS THE PLAYER I ADMIRED. BEST REGARDS.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Blogger Tom Glover said...

I remember WIllie's time as a Giant. I was a fan of Mo Cunningham and Wilbur Jackson. Remember Pete Pavlik?

Tom Glover

Thursday, March 22, 2012


4 comments:

RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM...I COULD RECALL WHEN WILLIE MAYS WAS SCHEDULED TO REPORT TO THE TRENTON GIANTS AND HE DID'NT SHOW UP. WHEN HE FINALLY SHOWED THEY WERE SHOCKED AT HIS ABILITY IN THE OUTFIELD. WILBUR JACKSON WAS THE PLAYER I ADMIRED. BEST REGARDS.

Tom Glover said...

I remember WIllie's time as a Giant. I was a fan of Mo Cunningham and Wilbur Jackson. Remember Pete Pavlik?

Tom Glover

rockytony said...

Willie Mays played for a month or two before moving on to AAA Minneapolis. While in Trenton he lived on Spring Street with the Wilson Family.

Mike Bielamowicz said...

My mother told me about seeing games and sneaking into the park because her and her brothers didn't have enough money. Located at Brunswick Circle, way before Dales, Models and NJ Lottery.