Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Cal Ripkin, Sr in Pensacola …

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This is a photo of Cal Ripkin, Sr that my father made back in the late 1950’s when Cal, Sr played for the Pensacola Dons.  If anyone remembers him playing for the Dons, please leave a comment.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

January 29, 2012 at 9:53 am

Posted in 1950's, Pensacola Dons

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  1. I remember Cal Ripken with the Don’s along with pitcher Steve Barber a shortstop by the name of ED brinkman ,A pitcher by the Name of Bo Belinsky who dated Mamie Van Doren all 4 of these gents ended up in the “Show”. Not sure where Mamie landed.


    Steve Dlugos

    August 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    • That is correct … I have several photos of Belinsky and a little story that I put on one of these posts about him. Mamie Van Doren I could not tell you about, but I am sure if you googled her you would find a lot. Thanks for the comment … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm

  2. Frank, I used to go watch the Dons play at Admiral Mason Park with my father, Dick Brassell. Our tickets had a number on them that during half time they would draw for some one to win a pony!

    Ellen Brassell


    Ellen Brassell

    February 27, 2012 at 8:17 am

    • Ellen – Thanks for the comment … Your father’s name rings a bell, I know I have heard of Brassell before, but I cannot put a face or anything with it. Also, thanks for the bringing up the raffle at the ballpark. I only 4 or 5 when I used to go down there with my dad, so I do not remember the raffle, but I do remember going and sitting in the bleachers at a game or two, but that is about all. I have quite a few photos of the Dons that I plan on putting up, so check back periodically. I have been trying to post more often than I have in the past. Thanks again for looking and the comment … anything else that looks familiar and you remember something about, please comment. Frank …


      Frank Hardy

      February 27, 2012 at 8:41 am

      • Thanks for the comment Bill … I find them and scan a few in the near future. I forgot a lot of the groups that I saw on the lists. All you hear about today are the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, etc. I can remember sitting in my room and listening to WBSR AM, since there was nothing on FM at the time except for classical music. Thanks again for the comment … Frank


        Frank Hardy

        February 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm

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