Little League - Police Team
sent by others since it's been here:
First row: Joe Small, Brian Wright, Eddy Small, Dennis Grady, Kelsie Harris, Brian Luce, Dennis Simmons,
Brian Miller??? or is it Teddy Mitchell? - See Tim Cox's second email, below.
2nd row : John Cox, John Bresciani, John (or is it Tom?) Abbruzzese, Jacky Bacon, Billy Wright ?, Bobby
Stearns, Kenneth Simmons, Mark Haggerman, ? Miller, Dicky Phillips and Dicky Flooks .
The coaches are Tom Bonin, on left, and Joe Small, right.
This should help out. I'm not sure of the year but either 61 or 62. Probably 62. Eddy Small, Kelsie Harris and
Stearns were 3 years ahead of me in school. It was a three year farm team before you moved to The Hopedale
Pharmacy team for 2 years.
A small anecdote: I remember Joe Perry played for the Hopedale Coal and Ice the same year.
If you can add more names, or confirm the ones given above, send them to my by the email link on the
And here's a reply from Tim Cox.
That is definitely my brother and I am reasonably sure that is Jacky (John) Bacon. The other names are correct
except I cannot verify Haggerman or Miller. The only question I have about the second row is whether or not that
is TOM--not John--Abbruzzeuse. I think it is Tom because of the resemblance and also because with about one
exception, all these kids were a grade or two ahead of me--certainly 1-2 years older than me. Tom was a grade
and year older than me but John was my age and grade.
The first row is OK except the Miller kid I cannot verify. Also, that is Brian Luce, not Bruce Lutz.
So I've changed Bruce to Brian and, for now, added Tom? to the list. Bill Wright's name is now on also, after he
That could be me next to the kid holding the sign. I didn't think that my ears stuck out that much, but it looks
remarkably like the tennis photo. Of course, I did play for the Police. Truly, never hit or caught a ball, but Tom
Bonin played me in every game. Tom's rules were "If we win,, everyone goes to the drugstore immediately after
the game for a frappe" on him. We did win the trophy one year. Wish I'd saved it.
And then I heard again from Tim Cox.
I have another name for you. I put the photo in another program so I could blow it up a little bit. First row, the kid
all the way to the right--that is Teddy Mitchell I am almost positive. Teddy was in the same grade-age as my
brother, John, class of 1968. The Mitchell family is the same Mitchell family of Milly Mitchell's restaurant in
Mendon fame. They must have lived in Hopedale for a while. I think they moved later up on North Avenue in
Mendon. Teddy used to work at the restaurant summers. Oh, how I remember those fried clams and coleslaw!
In 1960, the Mitchells lived at 18 Lake Street according to the street listing book for that year.
And another from Bill Wright.
Miller, might be Harry Miller. He was a year ahead of me and had a sister that was my age. They lived on Dutcher
St in a big white house near the Parklands entrance.B.
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