Around The League 1939-46
Executive Director Tore Fiore of Delaware County's Brandywine Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that on June 7th at 7:30 PM there will be a preview showing of a new dvd entitled Ballfield to Battlefield and Back-- From FDR to JFK at the Media Theater on East State Street in Media, PA. This presentation is a sixty minute dvd filmed and narrated by two former major league players-- George Case and Delaware County's own Mickey Vernon. Mickey and George are gone now, but through their eyes you can get a first-hand look at life in the big leagues from 1939-1962 by those that lived it. Ballfield to Battlefield and Back From FDR to JFK exemplifies The American tradition of our sports heroes serving our nation both home and away. The DVD shows more than 80 major league players who served in our Armed Forces. There has always been a positive relationship between baseball and the morale of our country. More than 5,000 professional baseball players left the baseball diamond to serve during WW II. That dedication to our American way of life has continued through Korea, Vietnam,Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic tradition of changing from one uniform to another to serve a cause greater than one's self continues today with the U.S. Military All-Stars.
The showing will be attended by the U.S. Military All-Stars. They will be in the area for a game to be played against the Delco League All-Stars at The Glen Mills School. The game will be played on the school's Everett Swanson Field on D-Day--June 6th--beginning at 5:45 PM.
The All Stars team, under the direction of team founder Terry Allvord, born in Chester, PA, consists of outstanding players representing all branches of the military. For over 20 years they have toured the country to promote the awareness of all Americans in support of the honorable sacrifices that our Armed Forces make in defense of our freedom.
You can show your support and thanks for those that served during WW II, Korea and Vietnam and the current Heroes of the Diamond[ having served in Iraq and Afghanistan] by attending both events. Both are free and open to the public. For more information contact Jim Vankoski 610-909-4919 email@example.com
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