No Gentleman of The Diamond: John “Snake” Deal

John Wesley "Snake" Deal, Mount Joy Note: There have only been a handful of articles I've researched that have created major issues and John Wesley “Snake” Deal is one of those articles. Usually, I use the obituary as a starting point, but in this case I quickly discovered dates of importance in his obituary are … Continue reading No Gentleman of The Diamond: John “Snake” Deal

Baseball’s Robert “Bob” Rice

Baseball's Bob Rice, Masonic Homes Cemetery, Elizabethtown “Are you sure there’s a cemetery back here?” my mother asked as we drove through the Masonic Homes on the outskirts of Elizabethtown. The Masonic Homes was a village created by the Pennsylvania’s Freemasons who wanted to create a home for aging Masons and their families. The idea … Continue reading Baseball’s Robert “Bob” Rice

Jerry and Tom Donovan: Brothers in Baseball

St. Mary's Cemetery, Lock Haven While Mike and I had finished paying our respects to those resting in Highland Cemetery, we were not finished with our visit to Lock Haven. Leaving the historic cemetery grounds, we passed through the grounds of Lock Haven University before turning left onto Lusk Run Road. A short distance up … Continue reading Jerry and Tom Donovan: Brothers in Baseball

Ed “Davy” Dunkle and The Potato Incident

Edward "Davy" Dunkle, Highland Cemetery Mike and I finished paying our respects to the Pennsylvania Game Commission officer who lost his life in 1942 while rescuing those affected by the floods in northern Pennsylvania. We walked along the roadway at the top of the historic hill, scanning the stones to our left, knowing that the … Continue reading Ed “Davy” Dunkle and The Potato Incident

Baseball’s James W. H. “Jim” Brown

James W. H. Brown, Highland Cemetery, Lock Haven I was in Lock Haven's Highland Cemetery to visit the graves of some of the notable people resting on the hillside overlooking the community. Accompanied by Mike, I set out to pay my respects to some of the notable people buried within the sacred grounds of the … Continue reading Baseball’s James W. H. “Jim” Brown

Thomas Iverson “Tom” Poorman

The Poorman Family Memorial, Highland Cemetery, Lock Havem I was in Highland Cemetery to visit the graves of the baseball players buried here. Accompanied by Mike, a good friend and fellow explorer, we set out to conquer the hill known as Highland Cemetery and pay our respects to those who had this as their final … Continue reading Thomas Iverson “Tom” Poorman