It is with extreme sadness, that I report the passing of sculptor Lawrence Nowlan at 48 years old. Larry, if you didn’t know, was the amazing artist who created the Harry Kalas statue at Citizens Bank Park. I had an opportunity to meet Larry, while the statue was still a work – in- progress. He was as down-to-earth and genuine, as he was talented. Larry’s goal was to create a statue that not only honored Harry, but also the fans of Philadelphia. I think we would all agree that he succeeded. The next time you pass the Harry statue at C.B.P, say a little thanks to Larry.
Today, July 30th , marks the 18th anniversary of Whitey’s Hall of Fame induction. I know he called it one of the happiest days of his life, and as a lifetime Phillies fan, I felt the same way. As I said in my book, one of the greatest thrills of my life was to call Rich Ashburn my friend. One of my greatest honors, was to have him call me his friend. I miss him………………………………jim
This Saturday, Aug 3rd I’ll be doing a book signing at 1st and Goal Sports in the Granite Run Mall (Media, Pa ) 610-566-1793 from 10AM til 2PM. Former Phillies Bobby Wine and Art Mahaffey, plus current Phillie Kyle Kendrick will also be at the store. The mall will be hosting a card show in conjuction will Phillies Alumni weekend. Kevin Stocker, Mike Liberthal, and Hall of Famer Steve Carlton will be some of the former Phils in attendance. Stop by 1st and Goal, pickup a book, and talk some baseball. What could be better on a summer Saturday afternoon ?? Also , don’t forget to contact me if you would like to have a book signing and talk to benefit your organization. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org jim donahue
Saturday Aug 3rd, I’ll be at 1st and Goal Sports at Granite Run Mall, signing my book “Richie Ashburn…Why The Hall Not?”. Former Phillies Bobby Wine, and my friend Art Mahaffey will be there too, from noon until 2PM. Stop by and talk some baseball, and have some fun. I hope to see you……………..jim donahue
It’s been a while since my last post. I was on the D.L. while I was having treatments, but the news is all good and I’ll be at the Super Sunday next Sunday(raindate is 4/21) in Media, Pa. I’ll be set up at 22 W. State St ( in front of Bryn Mawr Trust) from 9 AM til 4 PM, with a great display of Sports and Rock & Roll collectibles for sale. Super Sunday is always a great event, and I hope to see you there. Mention you heard about it on my website, and I’ll toss in a bonus with any purchase. I hope to see you there,………
What are the chances? This week I went out to San Francisco to visit my daughter. It turned out she bought tickets for Weds game, and it would be Hunter Pence’s first game as a Giant. Since number 3 is a retired number, he was wearing number 8. They have a really beautiful ballpark, but it was CHILLY !!
Can you imagine? Long sleeved shirt, sweatshirt, and windbreaker jacket on Aug 1st !!!
Tomorrow night ( Jan. 30th ) I’ll be at the Phila Sports Writers Banquet, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, N.J. I’ll be displaying some of my Richie Ashburn memoribila, and discussing my book ” Richie Ashburn…Why The Hall Not? “. Among the guests , Hunter Pence, Charlie Manuel, Claude Giroux and many more. I hope to see you tomorrow …….jim