Westcott: Mickey Vernon Museum should be saved

From SABR member Rich Westcott at the Delaware County Times on February 22, 2015:

Walk into the Mickey Vernon Museum at the Granite Run Mall and you are hit immediately with an amazing collection of memorabilia that celebrates Delaware County’s extensive sports history.


The focal point of the museum, of course, is its namesake, Mickey Vernon, the finest baseball player ever to come out of the county and a two-time American League batting champion. The Marcus Hook native’s storied big league career, as well as other significant parts of his life, are vividly commemorated with special exhibits throughout the museum.

A considerable amount of space also is devoted to Chester’s Danny Murtaugh, a fine player and later an outstanding manager, who won two World Series with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

A visitor also can spot a trophy, pictures and a uniform belonging to Geoff Petrie, the former Princeton star and NBA co-rookie of the year in 1972. Then there’s a section that pays tribute to Bo Ryan and his 2007 award as Division One Coach of the Year at Wisconsin. Jack Klotz’s New York Jets uniform resides at the museum, as does Mike Scioscia’s uniform from the 2002 Los Angeles Angels World Series champions that he managed.

Read the full article here: http://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/20150222/westcott-save-the-mickey-vernon-museum

Originally published: March 2, 2015. Last Updated: March 2, 2015.