Monday, June 25, 2012

Baseball Stamps a Hit with Little Leaguers

Some California little leaguers participated in a little slice of baseball history this past weekend writes Erin Wiltgen on the News of Orange County website.

According to Wiltgen, "Hillsborough Youth Athletic Association’s baseball and softball teams helped Postmaster Tom Pollard dedicate a new series of commemorative baseball stamps during HYAA’s playoff games Saturday, June 16. The stamps—which will officially go on sale nationwide July 20—depict four famous players of America’s pastime, a piece of the past that Orange County’s children seemed thrilled to be a part of."

She goes on to say, "Pollard presented the gathered players with a giant replica of the stamp’s four designs featuring Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell and Ted Williams. Each player landed a spot in the Hall of Fame, left a legacy as a perennial All-Star selection and had his own impact on the game of baseball. The Hillsborough Post Office took preorders at the game and will continue to do so at the post office."

Shown above, Hillsborough Post Office Supervisor Shayne Thompson, center left, and Postmaster Tom Pollard with stamps and players.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM