Willie Puddin' Head Jones sold Christmas trees here.
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Willie Puddin' Head Jones sold Christmas trees here.

Willie Edward Puddin' Head Jones, who played third-base for the Phillies and was on the pennant-winning Whiz Kids in 1950, sold Christmas trees here in the parking lot in the late fifties. There was a moving account of sportswriter Frank Fitzpatrick, as a child, purchasing a tree with his dad from this baseball hero on a Christmas Eve. It was in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/25/16, at p. D2, reprinted from the previous December. Baseball players made little money in those days, and often moonlighted.

Publication date Jun 24, 2018
Property ID: 10738
Updated on: Jun 13, 2019

Willie Edward Puddin' Head Jones, who played third-base for the Phillies and was on the pennant-winning Whiz Kids in 1950, sold Christmas trees here in the parking lot in the late fifties. There was a moving account of sportswriter Frank Fitzpatrick, as a child, purchasing a tree with his dad from this baseball hero on a Christmas Eve. It was in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/25/16, at p. D2, reprinted from the previous December. Baseball players made little money in those days, and often moonlighted.

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Location:
Lawrence Park Shopping Center , Sproul Road and Lawrence Road, Broomal, Pennsylvania, 19008, United States
Listing Category:
Athletes Celebrity Sightings Human Interest Nostalgia Retail Stores, Malls Sports
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Created Date:
06-24-2018
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