JED REINERT and BURT WILSON
The LNP Tournament was to celebrate its 75th season in 2020. But that tourney milestone has been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since crowning the 75th LNP Tournament champs will have to wait, here’s a look back at just a few …
Sometimes, there are moments when an athlete realizes he or she can hold their own in a particular sport. For Brandon Knarr, the moment came in 2013, when he was a pitcher for the St. Leo baseball team that won the LNP Junior-Midget Tournament.
Back and …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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, …
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 …