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05-17-2007, 08:41 AM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Clint posted a couple of great photos of his greatgrandfather and his dad.<br /><br />Do others have photos of ballplayer relatives? Here's my father-in-law from his days pitching in the Nova Scotia Senior League, c. 1948.<br /><br />Max<br /><br /><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/108262617_b6a030e09c.jpg">

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05-18-2007, 09:58 AM
Posted By: <b>Joe K.</b><p>My grandfather played amateur ball. His name was also Joe Kirschner. I don't have any photos of him, but I do have a loving cup trophy from 1919 with my name on it - well, his name.<img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14> It's sitting in my father's house, so next time I am over there I'll have to remember to take a pic.<br />

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05-18-2007, 10:44 AM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>My great grandfather was the quarterback on the first Michigan State football team (late 1880s). My family has the team photo (photocopy) and I'll post it if I can find it.

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05-18-2007, 10:47 AM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>My father used to play punch ball with his friends on East 9th Street in Brooklyn...that's the best I can do. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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05-18-2007, 10:48 AM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>Don't worry Barry, I have to go back to the 19th century to find sports glory in my family.

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05-18-2007, 10:54 AM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>My uncle was a fantastic catcher in high school. In the mid forties, he received a letter from the Cleveland Indians asking him to come and try out. But since the pay for ball players was so low back then, he decided to get an electrical engineering degree. He spent 35 years working for Burlington Northern. He figured that in the long run, he'd make more with electrical circuits. He's a wonderful man, and had a wonderful wife and family. I guess he made the right decision. I wish he would have kept the invite letter. He tossed it.

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05-18-2007, 12:07 PM
Posted By: <b>Ed</b><p>My dad was a walking baseball encyclopedia, but he couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time.

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05-19-2007, 01:41 AM
Posted By: <b>Silver King</b><p>My great great grandfather was Silver King (Charles Frederick Koenig). My grandmother was the granddaughter of Silver King and she lived with him for a couple years. She told me stories about him both good and bad. I've been trying to collect his memorabilia but I only know of a few cards and several team items. I was bidding on two items in REA but I got pounded on my bids and didn't win either. Here are two cabinet cards I have of him. I also own both poses of N172's. <img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1179466819.JPG"> <img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1179465700.JPG">