Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Boys Baseball 1959 League and Team Listing

Boys Baseball 1959 Team List Erie, PA

One dozen leagues participated in Boys Baseball in the spring of 1959 in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

The leagues included Presque Isle, Commodore Perry, Lawrence, Carl Mango, Gridley, 3-B West Side, 3-B East Side, Anthony Wayne, Wolverine, Niagara, Marvintown and Kingtown.

Individual teams were sponsored by Cott Beverages, Gem City Ice Cream, Gasland, Sterling Milk, Erie Forge and Steel, Erie Sport Store, Bucyrus-Erie, Eckerd Drug Store, Ross-Copus Tires, Stanley Bros. Furniture, General Electric, Duchini Concrete Block, Erie Insurance Exchange, Sanida, Duggan's Niederriter, Mehler's, Erie Times News, Elks Club, East Erie Turners, Baldwin Bros., Pepsi-Cola, Alliance Home and Fraternal Order of Police.

Dr. Carl Mango was killed on December 14, 1944 in the Philippines. There was a field named for him off of Greengarden Blvd. in Erie. The Carl Mango League was named for him. His story appears in the book "Ghost Soldiers" and you can read an excerpt here:

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I played for Erie Education Assoc in 1981 and Erie Press in 1982. Also Sports Page in 1983 and 84. That was in the Lawrence league. Those were the days. Sports Page actually went 24-0 in 1983 and we won the city championship..
    Good times and memories...