It was a tough week to be back in Wampum, but we did get inside to see the old gym. Many things have changed in the 58 years since Wampum High School was closed, but it is nice to see the old gym still standing and ready.Continue →
Happy 78th birthday to my big brother Hank!
Plaque hanging on the old Wampum High School building.
Dick’s brothers Coy, Hank, Caesar and Ron are all represented here remembering the Wampum High School Indians.
Editors note: The previous version of this post was incorrectly written with two errors:
1) The post failed to recognized Dick’s brother, CAESAR CRAINE.
2) The author ...Continue →20Share
A Message from Dick:
Want to send a heartfelt thanks to all my family members, fans, friends, ex-teammates, and supporters for all the hard work they put in on the recent Hall of Fame campaign. The fact that we fell one vote short in no way diminishes all the time and effort that you spent on my behalf. You believed in me and for that, I will always be grateful. Thank You!11Share
The class “A” 1962 Williamsport Grays went 82-58 and won the Eastern League regular season pennant. The team was coached by future MLB manager Frank Lucchesi and featured a roster that would produce 11 big leaguers including two time All-Star Ray Culp and future Phillies manager Pat Corrales. Also on that roster was a 20 year old outfielder from Wampum named Richard Anthony (Dick) Allen. He led the team with a .329 batting average with 20 home runs and ...Continue →28Share