Tuesday, December 1, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pat Walsh   
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 08:30

 

Happy birthday to my father, Bill Walsh. To celebrate his birthday, I thought I would share a couple of photos of him during his playing days.


This is a photo of the Amarillo Gold Sox minor league baseball club. My father, William Henry Walsh. "Big" Bill... known during his playing days as "Lil' Abner" because he was too big for his uniform when he began his pro-career, is standing in the back row. He is fourth from the left. Also in the photo are former big leaguers Diego Segui, front row, second from the right, and Johnny McNamara, third from the left in the bottom row.

 

dad_1

 

This picture was drawn by my mother, Theresa Bernadette Walsh who at the time.had yet to meet my father. She was a huge baseball fan and was falling in love with the young, strapping pitcher. She lived in Salem, Oregon and was sitting in the stands at the ballpark drawing this picture of him while he was playing for the Salem Senators. She spelled his last named incorrectly, "Walch" rather than "Walsh."

 

dad_2

 

My dad passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2005. He went out the way he would have liked. He was doing two of his favorite things that day... drinking a "lite" beer and watching baseball when he suffered a massive heart attack. My mother passed the next year on Labor Day.

 

I would also like to share a portion of a short letter sent to me three years ago by dad's good friend, Harry Dunlop, who at the time was the manager of the Florida Marlins. Harry wrote, "Your dad finished his final season with 14 wins and 8 losses, and in his last game, he pitched a complete game and struck out 13 in the win."

 

Thank you Harry.

 

 

Share
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2009 09:37
 

You must be a registered user to comment. Be sure you are registered and logged in before commenting.
Thanks!

redhot media productions web design redhot media productions web design
Banner
Banner

Follow Me!

facebook twitter-bird

Sports News

Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
  • Thompson first player to post 60 points in under 30 minutes

    NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors(The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson remembers the night Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006. Thompson, a teenager growing up in Los Angeles as the son of an NBA player, was offered tickets to the game. Almost 11 years later, Thompson did his best impersonation of a performance he never saw, exploding for 23 of his career-high 60 points in the second quarter on Monday night, propelling the Golden State Warriors to a 142-106 home victory over the Indiana Pacers.


  • LeBron James steers clear of Trump hotel - report

    Basketball player Lebron James, who backed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is refusing to stay in a hotel linked to President-elect Donald TrumpLeBron James is among a group of Cleveland Cavaliers players who have refused to stay in a hotel affiliated with President-elect Donald Trump when the NBA champions visit New York later this week, it was reported Monday. ESPN cited multiple team sources as saying that James, who endorsed Trump's rival Hillary Clinton during last month's election, would not stay with other team members at the Trump SoHo hotel in Manhattan for this week's game against the Knicks. The 46-story luxury building, which opened in 2010, is branded with Trump's name through a licensing agreement.


  • Luck at brilliant best as Colts pound Jets 41-10

    NFL: Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets(The Sports Xchange) - In his first game back since suffering a concussion, Andrew Luck reminded the Indianapolis Colts they are set at quarterback for the next decade -- and helped officially send the New York Jets back to the drawing board in their quixotic search for a franchise signal-caller. Luck threw four touchdown passes -- including three to tight end Dwayne Allen in the first half -- and finished with the best single-game passer rating of his career Monday night as the Colts moved into a tie for first place in the AFC South by routing the Jets 41-10 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.


  • Colts demolish Jets to boost playoff hopes

    Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts slides down against the New York Jets' defense of Leonard Williams and David Harris at MetLife StadiumAndrew Luck threw for four touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts boosted their playoff hopes with a 41-10 thrashing of the New York Jets at the MetLife Stadium. Luck, returning as starter after missing the Colts' previous game following a concussion, picked out tight end Dwayne Allen for three first-half touchdowns to set up a win which leaves Indianapolis tied for first in the AFC South. The Colts are now level with the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans on 6-6 in the tightest division in the AFC.


  • Oklahoma City's Westbrook bags sixth triple-double

    Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder calls out to his teammates during the game against the Atlanta Hawks on December 5, 2016 in AtlantaRussell Westbrook motored to his sixth straight triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder squeezed past the Atlanta Hawks 102-99. Westbrook moved to within one game of equaling Michael Jordan's seven consecutive triples in 1989 when he secured his 10th assist midway through the third quarter. Westbrook eventually finished with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists as the Thunder improved to 14-8.


  • LeBron stops the rot as Cavs hold off Raptors

    LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles the ball past DeMarre Carroll of the Toronto Raptors on December 5, 2016 in Toronto, CanadaLeBron James scored 34 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their three-game losing streak with a battling 116-112 win over the Toronto Raptors. James led the scoring for the Cavs, who also saw Kevin Love pour on 28 points with 14 rebounds as the Raptors's six-game winning streak came to an end. The Cavs had looked to be easing to victory after opening up a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter.


  • Chicago Bulls point guard Rondo dropped for one game after outburst

    Rajon Rondo of the Chicago Bulls is suspended for one game "conduct detrimental to the team"Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo was hit with a one-game suspension on Monday following his angry on-court exchange with coach Jim Boylen, the team said Monday. Rondo was involved in an acrimonious spat with associate head coach Boylen during and after the Bulls' 107-82 defeat to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said Rondo had been suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team" ahead of Monday's clash with the Portland Trail Blazers.