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Chicago National League Ball Club of 1876 Honored On Monument

July 3, 2019 by · 1 Comment 

On May 18, 2019, a monument dedication was held at Little Cubs Field in Freeport, Illinois. The black granite memorial honors the Chicago National League Ball Club of 1876 known as the Chicago White Stockings and today’s Chicago Cubs. The public was invited and joining the event were family members of the catcher of the […]

Ross Barnes Is First Baseball Pioneer Honored in Monument Series

September 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday August 19, 2017 a monument was dedicated and unveiled for baseball pioneer Ross Barnes. The event took place at a little park on Main Street in Barnes hometown of Mount Morris, New York. Gary Passamonte a native of Mount Morris, who has been piecing together information and an extensive collection of baseball mementos on […]

Ross Barnes to be Honored With Memorial

June 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

I am pleased to announce that on Saturday August 19, 2017 at 11:00 am in Mt. Morris, New York a monument will be dedicated honoring base ball pioneer Ross Barnes. The public is invited. This will be at a small park in the village center. The Barnes memorial will be placed next to an old […]

Baseball Monuments Unveiled for Rockford’s Forest City Team and Peaches Team and League

October 21, 2015 by · 3 Comments 

August 29, 2015 Rockford, Illinois celebrated the grand re-opening of Beyer Stadium Park, which was the home of the Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1943 to 1954. But on this day, two of Rockford’s teams were honored, with hundreds in attendance. Mike Garrigan, an evening anchor at WIFR in Rockford […]

Ginger Beaumont Honored in David Stalker’s Baseball Memorial Series

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On July 19th, 2015, a two-sided monument was unveiled honoring Ginger Beaumont. The event took place on a sunny afternoon at beautiful Beaumont Field in Burlington, Wisconsin. The monument dedication was followed by Burlington’s Baseball Hall of Fame Induction, which Beaumont has been a member of since 2012. Bill Milatz, chairman of Burlington’s Baseball Hall […]

Ginger Beaumont To Be Honored On Monument

July 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On Sunday July 19, 2015, a monument will be dedicated in honor of former baseball star, Ginger Beaumont. The event will begin at noon, at beautiful Beaumont Field, located on Milwaukee Ave. in Burlington, Wisconsin. The public is welcome to attend. Ginger’s granddaughter Jean Cognato will be attending the event along with Beaumont’s great-granddaughter. Jean […]

A Generous Gift From Base Ball Pioneers 1850-1870

August 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Lou Criger Monument Dedication.

June 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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. […]

Monument Dedication for Lou Criger

April 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

A Tribute to Billy Sullivan

December 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Hawley and Joss Honored in Deadball Era Memorial Series

November 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

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 […]

Ed Killian Plaque to be Installed at Horlick Field

September 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

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 […]

Ward Miller Dedication

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Ward Miller Monument Unveiling Date Set

June 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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 Louisville, and Pleased

April 16, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

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 […]

Rare Baseball Bat Uncovered

November 23, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

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 […]

Former Baseball Player Charlie Maxwell Honored in Paw Paw, Michigan on Monument and Ball Diamond

August 30, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

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 […]

Hometown Honors Fred Merkle With Plaque

July 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

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 […]

Lunch With Connie Mack

February 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

1901 Milwaukee Brewers Are First Team In Deadball Monument Series

October 19, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

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.

Killefer Brothers 9th and 10th in Monument Series Honoring the Deadball Era

October 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

On Saturday, August 8, 2009 in the midst of Paw Paw, Michigan’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.

Berthold “Pete” Husting Honored with Memorial

September 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

On June 21 2009, a monument in honor of former baseball player Bert “Pete” 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 […]

Etched in Stone: A Lasting Tribute to the Deadball Era

November 26, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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.