Sunbury hosted professional, minor league baseball in the years 1946 through 1955.
The home stadium was the Sunbury Memorial Field. The Yankees were led by Manager Walt VanGrofski and went 51-89 (8th place) in 1947. Notable Sunbury Yankees players include Sam Herman, Carl Braun, and Hank Biasatti. Even though he played with losing teams, Sam was an all-star baseball player.
Mini Lesson #204
|1. How do you say “My stand in this thing is clear!” in PA German? You would pronounce it MY SCHTAND UFF DAME DING ISS GLARE, and it is written: Mei Shtand uff dem Ding is glaar.|
|2. How would you say “Don't step there.”? You would pronounce it DRAYED NET DOT HEE, and it’s written: Dred net datt hie.|
Shown here is an original painting by Mr. Charles Wetzel, a retired engineer from DuPont Corporation and a distinguished author of a very rare and valuable book on fly fishing. Mr. Fall was an icon in the community. He was an idiot savant who, while ignorant of most things, was a mathematical genius. You could take any date and he could tell you the day of the week that day fell on. He knew the date of birth and death for every person buried in Beavertown's cemeteries.
While he was teased a lot, he was very respected by the citizens of Beavertown.