Pictured Left to Right: Sam Minutola, John Descioli Jim Sherman & post member Stan Lawruk
by Sam Minutola
I was sitting up the post bar next to John Descioli, our current rental chair awhile back, when someone came up to me and asked if I knew Jim Sherman. Jim was drafted by the Houston Astro’s and former head baseball coach at the University of Delaware and Wilmington College.
I said, yes I knew Sherm back in the early 1980’s when I was manager of Del Vet’s baseball team and he was coaching Stahl Post. We were great friendly enemies.
John asked again if I knew him. I said yes. Then, I called Sherm and the two spoke for a while. It turns out that they grew up together in New Castle Delaware and played street hockey together. They haven’t seen each other since seventh grade. The rest is history!
We invited him up to watch a Sunday Eagles game, they reminisced about the old days. Meanwhile, Chip McHugh, post member and former Concord High School Hall of Famer Pitcher and draftee of the Detroit Tigers came over to say hello. Turns out they also knew each back in the day.
It was a great day of reminiscing for all of us! Coach Sherman told us you people up at Del Vets are amazing.