By Rex Naylor / April 18, 2023 / Podcasts, Baseball
Sports Authors Showcase: The Baseball Era of Fred Frankhouse by Wayne Taylor

The subject of today's podcast is the book The Baseball Era of Fred Frankhouse: Roundhouse Curveballer, The Duke of Port Royal by Wayne Taylor. Rex interviews Wayne and discusses baseball in the time period that Fred played (1927-1939). Wayne is a local author from Juniata County, PA and worked for Fred on his Tree Farm when he was a school student. Fred Frankhouse resided in Port Royal, PA and played with Babe Ruth for part of the 1935 season. He was also managed by Casey Stengel and played with many other well-known players. For all you baseball historians, sit back and listen to Wayne recall the writing of the book as well as baseball in that time period, including the real story of how Babe Ruth ended his career.