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Manchester New Hampshire’s Premier Baseball Family: Fred and Robert “Curly” Clement

In 1939 the Merrimack Valley Baseball League consisted of 11 baseball clubs, namely: Hillsboro, Peterboro, Milford, Merrimack, Londonderry, Derry [Merchants], Goffs Falls, Noa Club, [Manchester] Cardinals, International Shoe of Manchester, and the Bay State entry, Pepperell [MA]. The league officials … Continue reading

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Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and Boston Red Sox Baseball Player: Manchester NH’s Bernard “Bernie” Friberg (1899-1958)

Most knew him as “Bernie” Friberg–his birth name was Gustaf Bernhard Friberg.  He was born in 1899 in Manchester, New Hampshire the son of Gustaf Albert & Jenny (Roslin) Friberg, Swedish immigrants. He was both an infielder and outfielder, signed … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Sheehan-Basquil Park and Hunt Memorial Pool

According to a 2009 Manchester Union Leader newspaper report, in the early 1950s, Alderman John F. Mills (Ward 7, last year served 1953) “proposed that the landfill area bordered by Maple, Auburn and Wilson streets be turned into a neighborhood … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire Major League Baseball Catcher: Thomas Francis Padden (1908-1973)

A modest base ball field bears his name at Steven’s Pond Park in Manchester, New Hampshire. Reportedly it is the “same field where he learned to play ball.”  At Gill Stadium, a plaque near the entrance bears his name. On … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire Baseball Pitcher and Baltimore Orioles Official, Michael Kendall Flanagan (1951-2011)

Michael Kendall Flanagan was born December 16, 1951. He grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire,

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