Edwards: Remembering SABR founding member Keith Sutton

From Kevin Edwards at the Wayne County (Pa.) Independent on June 16, 2017, on SABR founding member Keith Sutton:

Keith Sutton has been on my mind a lot recently.

The Wayne Independent’s late and legendary Sports Editor loved nothing better than covering local baseball games and Wallenpaupack Area’s recent run would have thrilled him.

As I sit at my keyboard and type these words, the Buckhorns are coming off yet another electrifying win. They’re now one victory away from qualifying for the PIAA Class 5A title tilt.

I can see Keith in my mind’s eye. He’d be sitting in the bleachers, hunched over a manila file folder and taking meticulous game notes with a tiny, gnawed off golf pencil.

When my Dad coached the Hornets back in the mid and late ’60s, Keith covered them every step of the way as they qualified for three straight District 12 championship games.

I have a hunch that he’d be just as excited about Paupack’s success as he was about Honesdale’s.

Keith’s career touched six decades, beginning just after World War II and ending in the early ’90s.

And now, almost a quarter century after his death, I’d like to take a few minutes remembering one of the nicest men who’s ever trod Honesdale sidewalks.

Read the full article here: http://www.wayneindependent.com/opinion/20170616/wayne-county-wanderings-keith-sutton-remembered

Originally published: June 19, 2017. Last Updated: June 19, 2017.