May 2, 2021
The Philadelphia Phillies won their first National League pennant in 1915, and a special presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 21) at the Ocean City Free Public Library will provide a look at how spring training was different 100 years ago.WHO: Baseball author and Phillies authority Bob WarringtonWHERE: The Ocean City Community Center, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue, in the Christopher Maloney Lecture Hall (on the 17th Street side of the block-long complex)WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21ADMISSION: FreeWHAT: Enjoy stories about a bizarre and hilarious experience that included the Phillies traveling to spring training in St. Petersburg, Fla. by boat, some team members being pursued by a lynch mob and some almost drowning in a storm. Warrington has presented similar programs to the Society for American Baseball Research, the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society and other sports organizations.WHAT ELSE: Visitors will be able to have their photos taken holding a 100-year-old baseball bat that belonged to Phillies first baseman Fred Luderus. Warrington will display memorabilia and photos of the 1915 team. The Phillies have provided numerous door prizes and prizes to be awarded during Phillies Trivia Contest following the presentation.