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These 20 pro sports celebrities have York County ties

York County, Pa., has produced its second NFL Hall of Famer – Ron Wolf. Here, he is seen in this Associated Press photo with a bust of  himself. That’s his son, Eliot, at his induction ceremony last weekend. York County’s … Continue reading

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A peek inside Hanover’s magnificent Sheppard Mansion

Many people driving by the Sheppard Mansion in Hanover, Pa., wonder what it this magnificent structure looks like inside. Well, the Evening Sun in Hanover heard such requests and offers an intriguing 16-photo gallery.

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York Area Sports Night at 50: ‘I want to put on a show for children to meet their heroes’

Brooks Robinson has visited York County many times, including a visit in the 1950s in which he made his professional baseball debut. York Area Sports Night brought him here in 2005. Here, he acknowledges Sports Night fans in at Central … Continue reading

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Among recent celebrity visitors, Brooks Robinson topped them all: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Sept. 6, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers visits by Joe Biden, Roger Clemens, and not to be overlooked, Brooks Robinson.

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Brooks Robinson note, autograph treasured: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Oct. 18, 2010

Sculptor Lorann Jacobs’ statues and memorials stand all around the York area. Among the most prominent are her work showing Brooks Robinson appearing, of course, at Sovereign Bank Stadium’s Brooks Robinson Plaza. After the statue was unveiled, she received this … Continue reading

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Vancouver, B.C., has beauty, but York, Pa., has a life-sized Brooks Robinson statue

Baseball great Brooks Robinson is seen in his York (Pa.) White Roses uniform in 1955. His statue can be seen everyday in Brooks Robinson Plaza at York’s Sovereign Bank Stadium. Background posts: Brooks Robinson – and stories about his York, … Continue reading

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Brooks Robinson – and stories about his York, Pa., pro debut – enduring

Brooks Robinson’s statue is the key part of his namesake plaza at Sovereign Bank Stadium. The Hall-of-Fame third-basemen, who started his career at second base for the York White Roses, has fought back from a bout with cancer. Background posts: … Continue reading

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York has Brooks Robinson statue. Where’s Baltimore’s?

The Brooks Robinson statue on, yes, Brooks Robinson Plaza in York, Pa. About 8,000 fans have walked across Brooks Robinson Plaza and passed the statue of the O’s legend on their way to the two York Revs games this season. … Continue reading

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Lefty George, baseball’s Methuselah, played for York White Roses

Thomas E. “Lefty” George is captured in this 1955 cartoon, appearing in Jim Hubley’s book “Off The Record.” Brooks Robinson was in York County for a cup of tea before going to the O’s, but George captivated local fans with … Continue reading

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