The great Frank Robinson passed away yesterday. He did so much that these are just some of the highlights:
Two time MVP – only player to win in both leagues
First African-American manager
Triple Crown in 1966
Statues outside stadiums in three cities – Baltimore, Cleveland, Cincinnati
Manager of the year
He was the only player to hit a home run out of Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. There was a flag that said “HERE” marking where it went out.
The only time I am sure I saw him play was in 1962 when I saw the Reds play the Mets at the Polo Grounds.
The Baltimore Sun ran an article today about Mee Jun Low, a small cheap Chinese restaurant on Mulberry Street in downtown Baltimore many years ago.
I recall one time I was there with a friend. He asked the waitress if they had a cigarette machine. She said no but she would give him one of hers.
The 1978 edition of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA) Bawlamer guide said:
“At the end of your “meal” in the garish den of Mee Jun’s, you’ll wonder why you bothered to try to find the location, climb the narrow stairs, attempt to decipher the faded menu, and figure out what you were really eating. Not for the faint at heart. Entrees $2.50-$6.75.”
More information at http://www.pigtownmainstreet.org/
I recommend it if you’re in Baltimore. The area is known as Pigtown because they ran pigs through the streets to the slaughterhouses.
Photos from the 2010 festival
Photos from the 2002 festival
The picture at the top is from the 2007 festival
Sorry to be late posting about this important holiday.
If you’re ever in Baltimore, there’s an excellent restaurant featuring French fries, The Local Fry
The photo at the top is of The Local Fry fries called The Local Fry.