Minor league veterans celebrate baseball at Peekskill Museum

From Liz Geigerich at Patch.com on July 22, 2012, with mention of SABR members Bob Mayer and Marty Appel:

George Passabet got out of the service on June 1, 1946. Almost exactly 66 years later, he recalled details of his days on several different minor league baseball teams he joined after returning home to Hawthorne. He had grown up playing ball for Pleasantville High School, but hadn’t played in three years by the time he got home from WWII. Today he lives in Naugatuck, Connecticut near his children.

At the Peekskill Museum’s Old Timers Baseball celebration this weekend, Passabet remembered his minor league days with a smile.  He first played for Nyack and Carbondale, PA in the North Atlantic League batting .333 and pitching. His first game was against the Peekskill Tides, where his team lost. Ten days later he pulled a hamstring and had to take it easy for a while.

“It is terrific getting to see the love for the game everyone has got,” Passabet said at the museum Friday. 

Read the full article here: http://peekskill.patch.com/articles/minor-league-veterans-celebrate-old-timers-baseball-at-peekskill-museum

Originally published: July 24, 2012. Last Updated: July 24, 2012.