Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Steve Dalkowski …

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Players Group 1  _ RTP_31 Mar 16 _ SFW

The player on the far right is Steve Dalkowski and this photo was taken by my father back in 1959.  He is featured in a new movie called FASTBALL .  The movie is narrated by Kevin Costner and is worth seeing, whether or not you are a baseball fan.  It is an extremely entertaining movie and it covers a wide span in the history of baseball.  Here is an article written by Joe Posnanski about Dalkowski that really an interesting story and one of the best on him that I have read recently.  Mr Posnanski is one of the writers interviewed in the movie and is a sports writer when he is not doing movie interviews / work.  Dalkowski’s story is not a Cinderella one, but it is real and interesting.  There are other stories out there on Dalkowski and if you just Google his name you will find a half a dozen good articles.  It just goes to show you that for every Dimaggio, there are thousand of Dalkowskis out there, but then again – that’s life.  I do not have any stories to offer about Dalkowski when he played for the Dons.  I wish that I has something to share with you here and I hope that anyone that reads this and has something to share will.  In fact, I have only talked to a handful of people that have actually been to a Dons game.  The girl whose father owned the Dons, I believe his last name was Davis,  contacted me once and I wish that I had some way to get back in touch with her, because I have some questions to ask her about the Dons.  That is it for now … go watch FASTBALL and let me know what you think.  Thanks for looking and please let me hear your comments or your questions … Frank

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  1. I’m very sorry to say that Steve is actually not in this photo. Note that Steve was a left-hander and all of these guys are right-handers. You do, however, have a photo of Steve. In the one where you put up a photo of a bunch of pitchers with Bo Belinsky in it, kneeling in the front row between two other guys is Steve. hope I could be of some help.


    J.W. Greenbaum

    June 26, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    • Thanks … I tried to contact Steve at the nursing home that he lives or lived several years ago. I sent him a group photo that I know he was in, but had no response. I even called and talked to the nurse on his floor or whatever it was called. I was just looking for info on the Pensacola Dons. I do not know who is still alive and just wanted to talk. If you know of anyone, plesae let me know. You can contact me directly by my email. Thanks for taking the time to comment … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      July 12, 2018 at 10:58 am

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