Local baseball historian passes
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November 6, 2006 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks are saddened by the passing of local baseball historian Dr. Ken Griswold. The longtime RiverHawks fan died last Tuesday, just short of what would have been his 69th birthday.

The author of the book “Baseball in Rockford” was a familiar face at both Marinelli Field, the team’s original home, and at RiverHawks Stadium. Griswold, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, presented a paper on Rockford-area baseball pioneer A.G. Spalding at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. He was also actively involved with the Midway Marauders, the vintage baseball team that plays at Midway Village.

“Ken will be missed by all,” RiverHawks general manager Josh Olerud said. “I will take with me the countless talks about baseball and the many great stories and experiences shared.”

Click to visit the obituary in the Rockford Register Star.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, an 11-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 15th season in 2007. Advertising, ticket and suite information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255. All games are broadcast live on WRHL-FM, 102.3 – the Hub and online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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