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Sports Center Saturday: 1948 Port Chester Clippers

1948 Chester Clipper players

My dad always talked about playing baseball in Florida, Arkansas and Texas, but it wasn’t until he was well into his 80s that he told me he had also played other places, including New York. Dad was in the later stages of Alzheimer’s by then, so he didn’t say much more about it than, “New York was way too cold for this Southern Georgia boy.” It wasn’t until I discovered a photo in his scrapbook that I learned he played for the Port Chester Clippers — the 1948 Colonial League Champions.

1948 Chester Clipper players

The Port Chester Clippers were affiliated with the St. Louis Browns. My dad – Carl Armstrong – is in the front row, 4th from the left.

1948 Port Chester Clippers Team

Affiliation: St. Louis Browns-AL.  Manager: Al Barillari (Wikipedia: Al Barillari).

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