March 14 – Amsterdam Birthday Bill Kennedy, Dick Hartig & Ron Barone

Trying something different this morning. Plus I really need help finding birthdays for some of the women who should be being featured on this blog:

kennedyHappy Birthday Bill Kennedy – After getting signed by the Yankees out of high school in 1939, this Georgia-Born southpaw put together a pretty good first season pitching for a Yankee D-League team in Ashland Kentucky. Then, for the first time in his life, he headed north of the Mason-Dixon line and landed right here in Amsterdam, NY…

Happy Birthday Dick Hartig – He was part of the heart and soul of Amsterdam’s Rockton neighborhood for a lot of years….

Happy Birthday Ron Barone – This controversial Amsterdam original has been a friend of mine for forty years….

You can read the rest of my stories about these three gentlemen with ties to Amsterdam in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.