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Pensacola Dons with Bo Belinsky …

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Pitching Group   _ RTP _ 19 June 14  SFW

This is a group photo of the pitching staff of the Pensacola Dons from 1959.  I am not 100% on the year, but I am pretty sure that was the year.  Belinsky in the the back row on the far right side.  I do not have a clue who any of the other pitchers are at this point … I will have to do some checking and see if I can find some names.  I ran across a folder that I have scanned, but I have not cleaned any of the photos up and gotten ready to post.  There might be 40 or so negatives that I have scanned in this folder.  Some negatives are of a group of male body builders in their bathing suites and some girls giving them their awards.  I have posted a photo of a beauty queen receiving a trophy from a ball player, but I have not done anything with the guys.  I guess management figured if they did something for the men in the stands that they had better do something for the women so that they would not have a riot on their hands.  I will work them up in the next few weeks and post them.  Maybe the Blue Wahoos could learn a thing or two from the Dons, however the way that they pack that new stadium every game, they are certainly doing something right because it sure ain’t the way that they are playing!!  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

One more thing, here is a link to Bo Belinsky’s Wikipedia page.  He was really an interesting guy, so just google him and read about him ….

The Harbor View Restaurant …

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The Harbor View Restaurant used to be in the old Municipal Auditorium at the foot of Palafox Street that was torn down at the end of the 1990’s to make way for the Plaza DeLuna.  This restaurant was before my time … I believe it operated in the 1950’s and 60;s, but I am not exactly sure of the dates.  And, I am not really sure who owned or operated the business.   One thing that I can tell you just judging from this photo, the place must have been first class!  I have found several other photos of the interior that my father made, however I could not put my hans on them now.  When I do run across them again, I will set them aside and post them.  If anyone has any comments about the place, please share them with us … Thanks for looking

Aerial of Downtown Pensacola in the 1950’s …

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I am not sure when this aerial was made, but it was most likely in the past 10 or 11  years or so since it has the Pitt Slip Marina.  You do have a good view of where the new Maritime Ballpark / Park is being built.  Also, the Municipal Auditorium has not been torn down and the DeLuna Park at the end of Palafox Street been built.  I would venture to say that I  made this sometime around 2001.  Thanks for looking ….

Written by Frank Hardy

February 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

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