September 21 – Happy Birthday Nyle Nelson

Nyle ready to pitchMy brother gave him the nickname Scandor Akbar because the first time he met him he said he looked like a Viking. That was at a Shorty’s softball team practice back in the 1970s. A few years later, this lifelong resident of Amsterdam decided he wanted to own a bar and he renovated and reopened the old Pietro’s Tavern on Bridge Street, on Amsterdam’s South Side. He called it Scandor’s and it was truly Amsterdam’s first attempt at a Sports Bar…

You can read the rest of my story about Nyle in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.


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