Find Your Monmouth Beach Connection …
Find You or Yours (click on image to enlarge) …
This Monmouth Beach Recreation Department photo was taken in 1974 on Racoon Island. It includes most all Monmouth Beach baseball participants back then — kids, coaches and officials. It is perhaps the town’s definitive legacy photo for its time. So many families, friends and neighbors are represented. Have a look and see if you can find your own “Monmouth Beach Connection.”
Some more points about this classic MB photo:
• There is a future Major League Baseball player in this photo: John Farrell (a notable American League pitcher from 1987-96); he went on to win two World Series titles as a manager and a pitching coach. Befitting his stature, he’s somewhat alone in the picture: lower center. Even then he had the “pitcher’s stare.” His father Tom, who played minor league baseball, is also in the photo.
• The Jones family represents the largest gathering in the photo — six of them: Linda, Allen, Lester, John, Bob and mom, Roberta. Good athletes all.
Photo by Dan Hennessey