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Picturing History recalls York, Pa.’s ‘second banana’ Hotel Penn

‘My interest in the Hotel Penn,’ Jim Hubley wrote in the York, Pa., Daily Record on Jan. 26, 1985, ‘goes back to when, as a tot, I was impressed with the long, long porch which fronted the building in the early 1920s. In summer the porch was filled with guests rocking away or nestled comfortably with with their feet resting atop the porch railing. To me, it represented the height of affluence.’

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Story answers much about great athlete Hinkey Haines, including origin of his nickname

Henry ‘Hinkey’ Haines, left, and Babe Ruth were teammates on the 1923 World Series champion New York Yankees. Background posts: Southpaw could be next York/Adams major leaguer, York County sports a miniature Cooperstown and Red Lion’s Butch Wynegar ranks bright … Continue reading

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Lineup full of sports stars with York County, Pa., links

York County’s Hinkey Haines and Babe Ruth teamed up in 1923. Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson and former lefty Ken Raffensberger appeared in a York Daily Record roundup of athletes who touched York County in some way. The 2006 … Continue reading

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Butch Wynegar ranks bright among York’s sports stars

Stan Musial, left, and Hinkey Haines talk at York Sports Night in 1976. Haines was inducted in the York Sports Hall of Fame that night. Butch Wynegar, background, holds a pen, anticipating an autograph in this photo from James C. … Continue reading

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