Hall of Famers

Brooks Robinson pictured at Memorial Stadium in York, Pa., during 1955 season. (Photo courtesy of former White Roses teammate Jim Clingan.)

Who played for York

Brooks Robinson (pictured above), 1955 White Roses

The “Big Cat” Johnny Mize played 106 games for the Elmira Red Wings in 1932, including games against York. (AP)

Who played against York

Carlton Fisk, 1969 Pittsfield

Robin Roberts, 1967 Reading; 1948 Reading

Juan Marichal, 1959 Springfield

Willie Mays, 1950 Trenton

Nellie Fox, 1945 Lancaster

George Kell, 1943 Lancaster

Johnny Mize (pictured above), 1932 Elmira

Earle Combs, 1928 N.Y. Yankees+

Leo Durocher, 1928 N.Y. Yankees+

Lou Gehrig, 1928 N.Y. Yankees+

Babe Ruth, 1928 N.Y. Yankees+

+ The Yankees played the York White Roses in an exhibition game May 27, 1928 in York.

Rabbit Maranville and Babe Ruth pose at training camp in St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1935 as Ruth debuts as a member of the National League Boston Braves (AP))

Who managed against York

Gary Carter, 2009 Long Island manager

Earl Weaver, 1962-65 Elmira manager

Charles “Chief” Bender, 1940 Wilmington manager

Goose Goslin, 1940 Trenton manager

Walter “Rabbit” Maranville (pictured above), 1936 player/manager Elmira*

Miller Huggins, 1928 N.Y. Yankees+

*batted .323 in 123 games…broke his leg the year before

+ The Yankees played the York White Roses in an exhibition game May 27, 1928 in York.

Umpire Jocko Conlan yanks a Cuban flag from marchers at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Aug. 4, 1963. (AP)


Who called games involving York

Jocko Conlan, 1936 Eastern League

New York Giants halfback Ken Strong practices a kick during practice in Sept. 1939. A two-sport star and rising prospect in the Yankees farm system, Strong hit an Eastern League record 41 homers for Hazleton in 1930. A broken wrist and subsequent surgery derailed his baseball career. (AP)


Who played games against York

Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Ken Strong (pictured above) played for Hazelton 1930

* New York Giants halfback scored an NFL Championship Game record 17 points in famed “Sneakers Game” against Bears in 1934.

College Football Hall of Fame’s Glenn Killinger player/manager Harrisburg 1928

* During last two years at Penn State (1920-21), the Nittany Lions went undefeated with a 15-0-4 record.