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Remembering Veterans Memorial Stadium And The City Baseball Federation

Remembering Veterans Memorial Stadium And The City Baseball Federation

by Dick Pope


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This book was written for an historical account of a baseball league in Saginaw, MI that not many people remember. The league was based out of the old Veterans Memorial Stadium, which was located at 20th street and Holland. The league was very popular in Saginaw. It was made up of teams sponsored by local businesses. The players were college players and people loved baseball. Some of the players went on to play baseball in the minor leagues and a few went on to play in the major leagues. Bob Buhl, Jerry Lynch, Ed Albosta, Danny Schell, Al Luplow, Jim Northrup and Vern Ruhle all played in the Major Leagues. One person, Terry Collins, went on to manage the N.Y. Mets from 2011 to 2017. The Saginaw News did a wonderful job of covering the league for the fans of Saginaw baseball. They never had official counts but on some nights it was reported that 3,000 to 3,500 watched the games. It was a wonderful place to watch baseball on a warm summer night. Many people have fond memories of Veterans Memorial Stadium.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578818306
Publisher: Richard Pope
Publication date: 05/04/2021
Pages: 474
Sales rank: 32,401
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Dick Pope was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, attending Saginaw public schools and graduating from Saginaw High School in 1962. He started playing baseball at a very young age and continued playing through his high school career and beyond. He played college baseball at Northwood University, and was involved with the City Baseball Federation as player and manager for about 10 years. He only missed two years of playing baseball while in the U.S. Army, and another two years due to injuries.

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