It was their first experience performing in front of large crowds. It was feeling like a big shot because they were playing on a field with dugouts and home-run fences. It was their first time playing under the lights. It was where they honed their baseball skills, … Continue reading
One of the players is now studying for the bar.
A teammate earned an appointment to the Naval Academy and now works as a surface warfare officer.
The center fielder went on to play in the pros.
Before they graduated from high school and eventually … Continue reading
The year was 1952. Harry Truman was in his final full year as president, “The Today Show” debuted on NBC and, despite the war in Korea, America was prospering again.
Although there were many advancements in science, technology, society and the economy, one particular Lancaster … Continue reading
From the moment he could wrap his hands around a baseball bat, P. Robert “Bob” Herr — “PR” to his students at McCaskey — was destined for a life in baseball.
Now Herr is calling it a career, stepping down after 20 years of … Continue reading
LAURA ECKERT THOMPSON
Assistant Sports Editor
In 1946, Lancaster County seemed to have a little bone to pick with its youngsters. In those relatively early days of post-World War II America, county elders thought there were a few too many shenanigans going on among the kids of the day.
… Continue reading
Born identity: Retiring official leaving his mark on LNP Tourney
By Philip Glatfelter
The LNP Midget Baseball Tournament has developed into a prestigious event in its 56 years of existence.
Bud Born has been a large part of that prestige and respect.
When Born retires as a … Continue reading
McGwire cheered, Drew jeered as Era Tourney champs watch
By Jeffrey Reinhart
LNP Sports Writer
PHILADELPHIA — Every summer, the winners of the LNP Midget Baseball Tournament are treated to a Phillies game.
But this year’s bus trip, which included a visit to the Franklin Institute, was extra special, … Continue reading
By Mary Beth Budnyk
New Era Staff Writer
It’s a family reunion on a grand scale at Mount Joy’s Kunkle Field. Neighbors in straw hats, baseball caps and sun visors have come out for a low-key Monday evening of watching their sons, grandsons and friends vie for the New … Continue reading
By Josh Sangrey
’95 Tournament Participant
I played for the Lancaster Township Royals during the 1995 season.
It was our goal as a team all season long was to make it to the New Era Tournament. When we did, our opening game of the tournament was against Garden Spot, … Continue reading
By Jake Shellenberger
’95 Tournament Participant
I played for the 1995 Mountville Indians that won the Midget-Midget New Era title. I graduated in 2001 from Hempfield, where I played football, swam, and of course baseball. I saw this website in the paper and figured I would take a look. … Continue reading