I'm a retired baseball writer who covered the Big Red Machine and the Louisville Colonels' teams that had Carlton Fisk, Dwight Evans, Ken Brett, Cecil Cooper, Tony Muser, etc. Since retiring on May 10, 1995, I've seen 1,696 pro baseball games through the 2013 season in 153 stadiums in 133 cities. I've also visited 27 presidential gravesites. My favorite cemeteries are Arlington National, Westwood in California and Cave Hill in Louisville. I enjoy the classic movies, the old serials, the old radio shows (Jack Benny, Our Miss Brooks, Suspense), the big bands and Perry Mason, Lucy, Jackie, Columbo, Poirot and Lawrence Welk on TV.
VIC LOMBARDI I was reviewing my tree with relatives in the Tulare Cemetery in Tulare CA and see this person is buried there. Do you know if he was related to VINCE LOMBARDI? The one B/W photo looks like Vince. Thanks
I appreciate your leaving your memories of Smoky Burgess on his page. He was from my hometown and my father knew him, and it's very cool that you were at Crosley Field for that 3 HR/9 RBI night in July 1955.
I remembered him because he received a $30,000 Bonus to sign with the Baltimore Oriols when I was only a Freshman at the same high school that he graduated from. How come he only spent 3 years in Baseball and had only a few times at bat?
Bob Porterfield Sir: Would you please add that Bob was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in the class of 2005. He was selected in 2004 and inducted in the 2005 class. Respectfully submitted, Bob Martin
I was hoping you might be able to shed some light on a matter I am a bit confused by. I see you created the memorial for Johnny Allen at the cemetery in Greensboro, NC (Forest Lawn). I was wondering what your source may have been for this information? The reason I ask is because my sources indicates he was laid to rest at Memorial Cemetery which is located in St. Petersburg, Florida where he passed away.
Look forward to hearing from you. If you prefer, you can email me at; VeroDiSpirito@cs.com