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JimStinson
07-02-2012, 12:51 PM
Can anyone help me ID these two names ? They came out of a "mostly" baseball autograph album book that spanned 1920's through 1940's

bender07
07-02-2012, 01:25 PM
Byron was the Phillies announcer

mr2686
07-02-2012, 02:19 PM
First one might be Jack Erwin Russell who played from 1926 - 1940.

MooseDog
07-02-2012, 10:14 PM
I think Mike is right on..

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/jack_russell_autograph.jpg

JimStinson
07-04-2012, 09:08 AM
Sincere Thanks ! Guys , but I don't think thats the same Jack Russell
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ss
07-04-2012, 07:54 PM
I agree, that is definitely not that Jack Russell..

travrosty
07-04-2012, 09:18 PM
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19541019&id=Oz4oAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aSMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7472,2162618


Jim, do you think it could be Jack Rensel, part time public address announcer for the phillies? i don't have an exemplar, but it is an avenue to pursue since philly announcers seem to be the order of the day.

JimStinson
07-05-2012, 09:04 AM
YESSSSSSS! thank you it appears to be so,

JimStinson
07-05-2012, 09:48 AM
Since its a mostly Philadelphia album it came out of it must be this Jack Rensel but have never seen his autograph or any examplars , Thanks again guys I learn something every day.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Jack Rensel was a player on the Philadelphia scene: a key figure in the efforts to keep the baseball Athletics in Philadelphia, co-creator of a theme song for the Philadelphia Phillies, a high-profile advertising executive. He was a vibrant and bustling man. Newspapers of the time frequently alluded to his "hustle. " Then the newspaper articles about Rensel stopped. He dropped out of sight. It turned out he was a victim of Alzheimer's disease. Far from the glare of publicity, Rensel slowly dwindled, his mind and body going until he died in 1987
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