Featured speakers include Babe Martin who played with the St. Louis Browns during the 1944 season. Martin was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 25, 1944. He played four seasons with the Browns and two with the Boston Red Sox during his major league career. Babe will share some of his experiences during his playing days. Babe is one of those colorful baseball figures of the 1940s and 1950s. He was fortunate to get to know some of the finest players in the history of baseball.
Also being recognized is Al LaMacchia who pitched 16 seasons of baseball between the major and minor leagues. Al pitched for the Browns and Washington Senators between 1943 and 1946. One of the most knowledgeable men in baseball, LaMacchia has been a baseball scout after his playing days ended. LaMacchia is the only baseball scout ever to be named a Vice President of a ball club, The Toronto Blue Jays named him a Vice President in 1984. Today he scouts for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Also attending the luncheon is Bud Byerly who pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1943 to 1945. Bud played a total of 12 years in the major league with St. Louis, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Senators and the New York Giants.
Reservations are $24 per person. To make a reservation, send your check payable to St. Louis Browns Fan Club and mail to Bud Kane, Treasurer, 443 Fieldcrest Dr., Webster Groves, MO 63119.