Some time back, to my surprise, I received an email from McFarland Publishing stating that I would be receiving half of the royalties for an upcoming baseball book. The funds that I would be receiving were to go to my baseball memorial series titled, “David Stalker’s Early Baseball and Deadball Era Memorial Series.” All I [...]
Sunday June 3, 1912marked the 100-year anniversary of Lou Criger’s final baseball game played. It was the perfect day to honor him on a monument along with his family, admiring fans, and residents of his hometown of Elkhart, Indiana. Family members traveled to Riverview Park from Arizona, Louisiana, North Carolina and various places in Indiana. [...]
On Sunday, June 3, 2012at 2:00 p.m.at RiverviewParkin Elkhart, Indiana, a monument will be dedicated to the life and baseball career of Lou Criger, with the public encouraged to attend. The event is set for the 100th anniversary of his last big league game that he played, which wasJune 3, 1912 as a member of [...]
On October 14, 1906, despite being big underdogs, the Chicago White Sox won the World Series with a victory over the cross-town Chicago Cubs. With excitement still running high, many members of the World Champion White Sox traveled to a small Wisconsin town named Edgerton, to play against their local team. Billy Sullivan, the catcher [...]
A double-header monument unveiling and dedication was held on October 8, 2011 at Wayland Academy’s Kris Boucher Field in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Former students and players Pink Hawley and Addie Joss became the 12th and 13th players honored in The Deadball Era Memorial Series. Joss is the first player with two memorials. Athletic Director Judy [...]
I have been approved to have a plaque installed at Horlick Field in Racine, Wisconsin honoring former pitcher Ed Killian. Horlick Field was home of the Racine-Horlick Legions National Football League team in 1922, 1923, 1924 and the Racine Tornadoes in 1926. Later, it hosted one of the original All-American Girls Professional Baseball League teams [...]
On a sunny afternoon Sunday August 21, 2011, on the grounds of the Lee County Courthouse in Dixon, Illinois a monument dedication was held for former resident and baseball player Ward Miller. Dixon resident and local baseball historian Mark Stach, addressed the crowd wearing a Chicago Cubs replica jersey, very similar to the one Ward [...]
On Sunday August 21, at 4:00 PM, at the old Lee County courthouse grounds in Dixon, Illinois a dedication ceremony, followed by the unveiling of a monument for Ward Miller, will take place. On display will be a collection of Ward Miller memorabilia, which includes original photos and recreations of major league uniforms that Ward [...]
Visiting the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory along with attending a home game of the Louisville Bats has been on my to do list for several years. Purchasing a pair of tickets the day they went on sale for my wife Lynne and I for Monday April 11, our plans were set. Heading into to [...]
On March 8, 2009 I posted an article on Seamheads titled “A Tribute to Billy Sullivan.” The article received a comment from Craig Brooks from the state of Oregon. He was looking for information about a curved bat that belonged to Billy Sullivan Sr., that he received from his grandfather in its original case. When [...]
Paw Paw, Michigan celebrated Charlie Maxwell Days on August 7- 8, 2010. The two day event started Saturday in downtown Paw Paw at the Carnegie Center. From 10:00 to 3:00, family, friends and fans were able to attend the open house and view a slide show and memorabilia. Following this event there was an open [...]
Fred Merkle is again honored in his hometown of Watertown, Wisconsin. On July 22nd, 2010, Public Bonehead, Private Hero: The Real Legacy of Baseball’s Fred Merkle book author Mike Cameron, and Merkle Historian David Stalker met at Watertown’s Fred Merkle Field to donate a black granite plaque to Washington Park. In 2008, the baseball field [...]
Tom Erickson grew up in the Chicago area, but spent some of his summers during his youth visiting his Uncle Pete Husting in Mayville, Wisconsin.
The 1901 Milwaukee Brewers became the first team recognized in a monument series remembering the Deadball Era by David Stalker. The monument was unveiled at Miller Park on June 23, 2009 by Rick Schlesinger the Brewers executive V.P. of business operations and David Stalker.
On Saturday, August 8, 2009 in the midst of Paw Paw, Michiganâ€™s sesquicentennial celebration, a monument was unveiled honoring two former residents, baseball legends Bill and Wade Killefer. Members of the Killefer family and baseball historians traveled to join Paw Paw residents for the event.
On June 21 2009, a monument in honor of former baseball player Bert â€œPeteâ€ Husting was unveiled in his hometown of Mayville, Wisconsin. The monument may be viewed at the Limestone School Museum in Mayville, Wisconsin, which at one time was the school where the young Pete Husting attended. Directly across the street from the [...]
In 2005 a monument in honor of Fred Merkle was erected in the city of his birth, Watertown, WI. It has become the first of a series of memorials honoring players, and soon to be included teams, from the Deadball Era.