Edwards: SABR founder Keith Sutton was a treasure trove of local history

From Kevin Edwards at the Wayne (Pa.) Independent on May 11, 2018, on the late SABR founder Keith Sutton:

Aside from the early and unexpected arrival of 90-degree temperatures, Wednesday had been unremarkable to that point.

The newsroom was buzzing with activities: phones ringing, people bustling in and out, friendly banter among editors and reporters rising above the din.

All things considered, it was just another day at The Wayne Independent … until Joyce and Janice burst in with exciting news.

Kevin!” Janice exclaimed. “Come see what we found.”

And so, I followed them all the way back to one of the deepest recesses of our building here at 220 8th Street; curious, but totally unprepared for what they had discovered.

There, sitting on the floor was an ancient-looking pallet of dust-covered boxes … boxes filled, as it turned out, with pristine copies of “Wayne County Sports History: 1871-1972.”

I was flabbergasted, much to the amusement of Janice and Joyce.

I really couldn’t believe my eyes. This book, which was written by local legend Keith Sutton, has been out of print for a very long time. Still, I get at least a half-dozen inquiries each year from people looking for a copy.

Read the full article here: http://www.wayneindependent.com/opinion/20180511/treasure-trove-of-local-history

Originally published: May 14, 2018. Last Updated: May 14, 2018.