His mother passed down some Brooklyn Dodgers autographed baseballs from Jackie Robinson’s era. But this man of the cloth is no collector.
His childhood was no picnic but he did grow to like baseball. The Rev. Warren Brandt’s mother was a switchboard operator at Ebbets Field and later for the Mets at the Polo Grounds and Shea Stadium until she retired twenty years ago at the age of 80.
Along the way, she accumulated some memorabilia that wound up in her son’s possession including some nice signed baseballs.
Another retiree has a different outlook–and great memory–of his encounter with Robinson that resulted in a keepsake he treasures.
And a young man who grew up in Wisconsin, has letters he received from Robinson while the two were pen pals. Watch the story from WCCO-TV.