Author Topic: 1940s Hackensack Red Wings baseball scrapbook  (Read 3123 times)

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1940s Hackensack Red Wings baseball scrapbook
« on: August 22, 2010, 01:35:38 AM »


Great vintage piece, although I have no idea if there will be any interest.  Since most of it is during Wartime (WWII),  I would think there should be some interest.  From what I can tell,  this scrap book was owned by a fellow named Frankie Pizza,  who was a pitcher for the Hackensack Red Wings.  Just from doing a general search,  not much info.  Many of the articles refer to the teams as part of the Northern New Jersey Baseball League.  I'm not sure if there are any "famous" names, as this is not my era,  even though I am a baseball fan.  The book itself is filled with newspaper clippings as well as a handful of photo's of the players in uniform.  The overall condition of the book itself is very yellowed and is obviously falling apart.  Being sold  The last 2 photo's look like 8x10's that are reprints of smaller photo's...last pic is Frank Pizza.

The seller posted 24 images in this auction. Since I can only put 10 in this post, I'm posting the auction link so you can check out the other 14 images while the auction's still current. If you find anything in those left-out images that should be posted, please do so.

Some of the yellowed photos were so color-saturated that I had to make them totally black-and-white.

There were mentions of games at Pulaski Park and Columbus Park. There were also mentions of not only the Hackensack Red Wings, but also the Hackensack Tigers, the Hackensack Pirates, and the Hackensack Troasts - a name that's still around. I'm not sure if those were different teams or just the evolution of one team's name.

As for familiar names, I did see a Cerbo in there and one of the articles was written by Al Del Greco, the former Record sports editor.

Anyone recognize any of the others?


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