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Falstaff ….

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Falstaff 4 _ RTP _ 20 Mar 13 copy _ SFW

Falstaff Beer, who can remember it?  I can remember that Falstaff used to sponsor professional baseball games back in the 1960’s and I believe that Dizzy Dean and PeeWee Reese were the announcers back in those days.  Now I was young back then, but that sounds vaguely familiar to me.  I do not know who these men are. Here is one of the delivery men …

Falstaff 5 _ RTP _ 3 Aprl 13   _ SFW

I wonder what ever happened to Falstaff beer?  Let me know if you know what ever happened to Falstaff beer, or PeeWee or Dizzy … Thanks for looking … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

July 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

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  1. I believe Dizzy Dean was not rehired after his contract ended. Sponsors did not like his poor english skills and general yahoo personality. For example, when a player with the first name of Jesus, pronounced “hey-sooce”, reached third, Dizzy called him Jesus! That wore thin on sponsors who did not want their brand to be associated with his corn-pone style and certainly would not attract new sponsors.


    Joe Arbona

    July 31, 2015 at 12:43 pm

  2. I want some Falstaff, at least I can get Pabst. According to Wiki, Falstaff went from being the third largest selling beer in the U.S. in the 1960’s to 11TH selling in 1979. And continued down from there. A New Orleans plant closed in 1979. PBR took over making Falstaff and due to lack of sales stopped in 2005. Pabst started in Milwaukee, (didn’t most beers?) but after 152 years moved to Texas, but just recently moved to Los Angeles.



    August 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

    • That is interesting … It always surprises me how a business can be so large and the 20 or 30 years it vanishes – Polaroid, Kodak, Falstaff to name a few that just come to my mind. Like I said in my post, I can remember Falstaff sponsoring baseball games in the 1950’s and 60’s … I had no idea what Falstaff was at that age, but I knew whatever it was, it sounded good! Thanks again for the info and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 13, 2013 at 11:49 am

  3. The taller gentleman at Falstaff is Bob Box


    Dottie Hepworth

    July 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    • Bob Box lived around the corner from us in Gulf Breeze. Good friends with his son Joey.


      Billy Tarbuck

      August 1, 2013 at 12:08 am

      • Thanks for the comment Billy … I ran across your sister’s wedding negatives the other day and set them aside. I will drop the off down at Hub’s in the near future. Keep in touch … I have enjoyed seeing the posts on Gulf Breeze and on Pensacola from the 1960’s that you have posted on Facebook recently … Frank


        Frank Hardy

        August 2, 2013 at 10:32 am

    • Thanks Dottie … I appreciate you commenting and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 2, 2013 at 10:33 am

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