Dan Tabler

Record Observer - - Opinion -

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-

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