you are aware that Frank’s father had a brief stint in the major leagues. After retirement, he had homes in Maine and Florida, but would try to stop in Chestertown on his trip north or south. I was looking forward to seeing him at our 65th year reunion at Washington College in May, but he passed away a couple of weeks ago. I will be 86 in May and Frank was a year older.”
Thanks for the letter, Rogers and the kind words about the column.
I’m glad to get straightened out about the Browers. I must keep on looking through the 1946 bound file of the paper for the rest of the summer of ‘46 when I get the chance.
••• ON TO FOOTBALL From baseball we turn to football as I kept a clipping of Peyton Manning’s retirement story in the papers and liked what he said about Johnny Unitas, who was also my favorite Baltimore Colt ‘way back when, and one of the finest quarterbacks to play the game.
Manning called Unitas “his idol,” but he collected a few more awards than Johnny during his ca-