Philadelphia City Players in Major League Baseball
(Public, Catholic, Inter-Ac)

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Street on which player resided is highlighted (if known)


  Following is a list of players from the three city leagues -- Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac -- who have appeared in
the major leagues. The first list includes confirmed high schools. On the second list are players who perhaps-to-definitely
are products of city-leagues schools. In the early part of the 20th century, it was not uncommon for baseball players
to sign pro contracts while still in high school and never finish. Any help on determining whether the players on the
bottom list are products of city-leagues high schools would be much appreciated. I can be reached at 215-854-5814 or silaryt@phillynews.com.

Player

School

Born

Debut

   Where He Came From . . .

Ruben Amaro

Penn Charter

1965

1991

   Summerdale & Borbeck (not far from Rhawn)

Joe Bonikowski

Judge

1941

1962

   Pratt & Cottage

Elmer "Swede" Burkart

Olney

1917

1936

   Levick & Lawndale (close to Rising Sun)

Al Brancato

Southern

1919

1939

   Rosewood (near Broad) & Porter

Roy Campanella

Gratz

1921

1948

   16th & Kerbaugh (near Pike)

Joe Cascarella

Southern

1907

1934

   Chadwick (near 17th) & McKean   [tentative]
Eddie Collins Jr. Episcopal 1916 1939

   suburbs (Lansdowne)

Mike Costanzo Carroll 1983 2012    suburbs (Springfield, Delco)

Jack Crimian

Olney

1926

1951

   Linton (near Champlost) & Mascher

Benny Culp

Northeast

1914

1942

   Anchor (near Cheltenham) & Torresdale  [and 2 others]

Mark "Ben" Davis

Malvern

1977

1998

   suburbs (Aston)

Bill Dietrich

Frankford

1910

1933

   Akron (near Oakland) & Pratt

Frank DiMichele

Neumann

1965

1988

   8th & Tasker

Lee Elia

Olney

1937

1966

   11th & Duncannon (near Lindley)

Del Ennis

Olney

1925

1946

   Colgate (near Rising Sun) & Godfrey

Eddie "Itzzy" Feinberg

Southern

1917

1938

   6th & Wolf
Bob File Judge 1977 2001

   Frankford & Loring (near Bleigh)

Tom Filer

Ryan

1956

1982

   Susan & Redd Rambler Dr. (close to Welsh & Verree)

Phil Gosselin

Malvern

1988

2013

   suburbs (West Chester)

Mark Gubicza

Penn Charter

1962

1984

   Monastery & Jannette (near Henry)

Walter "Buddy" Harris

Roxborough

1948

1970

   School House Lane & Henry Avenue 

Bobby Higginson

Frankford

1970

1995

   Large & Anchor (near Cheltenham)

Frank Hoerst

N. Catholic

1917

1940

   Gaul & Sergeant [close to Aramingo & Lehigh]

Bill Hoffman

Northeast

1918

1939

   28th & Somerset

Harold "Pat" Kelly

Gratz

1944

1967

   Deacon (near Roberts) & Wissahickon

Joe Kerrigan

Judge

1954

1976

   Leiper (near Penn) and Pratt

Dick Koecher

Gratz

1926

1946

   17th & Westmoreland (near Allegheny)
Mike Koplove Chest. Hill 1976 2001

   Chaucer & Hulseman [close to 17th & Hartranft]

Joe Kracher

Roman

1915

1939

   Shelmire & Frankford

Charlie Kress

Frankford

1921

1947

   Sepviva (near Frankford) & Venango

*-Bernard "Bert" Kuczynski

Northeast

1920

1943

   Edgemont & Westmoreland

Marty Kutyna

N. Catholic

1932

1959

   Thompson & Clearfield

Jeff Leonard

Overbrook

1955

1977

   Felton (near 63rd) & Lansdowne

Jesse Levis

Northeast

1968

1992

   Afton (near Faunce) & Algon   [1/2 block to NE]

Sam Lowry

St. John's??

1920

1942

   Terrace & Shurs Lane   [tentative]

Harry "Hal" Marnie

Southern

1918

1940

   Smedley (near 16th) & Oregon

John Marzano

Central

1963

1987

   11th & Latona (near Wharton)

*-Walter "Wally" Masters

Haver. School

1907

1931

   54th & Oxford

Walt Masterson

N. Catholic

1920

1939

   Markland (near Castor) & Luzerne

Emmett McCann

West Phila.

1902

1920

 

Joe McEwing

Egan

1972

1998

   suburbs (Bristol)

Jack Meyer

Penn Charter

1932

1955

   suburbs (Medford, N.J.)

Joe "Patsy" O'Rourke Sr.

???

1881

1908

 

Joe O'Rourke Jr.

???

1904

1929

 

Bill Peterman

Olney

1921

1942

   Front & Courtland (near Wingohocking)

Jim Poole

La Salle

1966

1990

   Morefield & Woodfern (near Verree)

George Riley

Southern

1956

1979

   Sheridan & Johnston  [close to 7th & Oregon]

Cliff Ross

Frankford

1928

1954

   Large & Anchor (near Cheltenham)

Joe Rullo

Southern

1916

1943

   33rd & Wharton

Gene Schall

La Salle

1970

1995

   suburbs (Willow Grove)

Harry Shuman

Central

1916

1942

   13th & Parrish

Eddie Silber

Southern

1914

1937

   5th & Ritner   [tentative]

Bernie Snyder

West Phila.

1913

1935

   3623 Cuthbert Street [was near 36th & Market]

Al Spangler

Olney

1933

1959

   Gale and B Street [footsteps to Rising Sun & Olney]

Eddie Stanky

Northeast

1916

1943

   I & Russell (near Ontario)

Alan "Inky" Strange

Northeast

1909

1934

   Franklin (near 8th) & Susquehanna

William "Bucky" Walters

Germantown

1909

1931

   Germantown Ave. & Pleasant St. (near Carpenter Lane)

Phil "Lefty" Weinert

West Phila.

1902

1919

   Spruce Street  [cross street currently unavailable]

Jimmie Wilson

None

1900

1923

   3rd & Somerset

*Samuel "Mike" Wilson

Northeast

1896

1921

   Germantown & Abington (near Willow Grove) Avenues
Bob Zupcic Egan 1966 1991

   suburbs (Levittown)

*-also played in NFL  
 

Player

School

Born

Debut

 

Charlie Bates

???

1905

1927

 

Johnny Berger

???

1901

1922

 

Hal Kelleher

???

1913

1935

 

Tom Kirk

???

1927

1947

   Rhawnhurst area?

Joe "Blackie" Kohlman

???

1913

1937

 

William "Carl" Lord

???

1900

1923

 

Cy Malis

???

1907

1934

 

Guido "Wedo" Martini

???

1913

1935

 

Louis "Tony" Parisse

???

1911

1943

   21st & Cambria

Jim Peterson

???

1908

1931

 

Eddie Roetz

???

1905

1929

 

Al Spohrer

none

1902

1928