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Monday, April 12, 2010

1937: Harold "Bus" Saidt

I met Bus back in the early years when I was President of St. Anthony's Holy Name Society. I had called him and asked if he would be a guest speaker at a forthcoming meeting. Bus agreed. I was delighted. Sadly, when meeting night came, I think I recall that about 7 or 8 people attended. I was mortified. Sheepishly, I told Bus I was so disappointed at the turnout. It was announced in a prominent place in our weekly church bulletin. Bus was completely gracious. Undaunted, he went on with his presentation and those few members who attended enjoyed stories of his remarkable career. He was my personal hero during the years when he and Bill Hildenbrand announced for the Trenton Giants.


Ralph Lucarella said...

Hi Tom: Bus Saidt was a dear friend and my team mate on the 1936 Schroths baseball team. So, in addition to all his other good traits, he also was a pretty good ball player. I've mentioned many times about him broadcasting the final game of the 1948 American Legion World Series in Indianapolis when my younger brother Chuck stole home in the game they won. He announced that the Lucarella brothers were there rooting along with many others from Trenton. Best Regards.

JoeZ said...

Tom: I enjoyed listening to Bus Saidt broadcasting the Trenton Catholic basketball games in 50's and early 60's. The great games were the THS and in the ESCIT tournament against DeMatha from Washington, DC.