He was also voted the American League’s Most Valuable Player. In addition to that honorable title, he’s won Gold Glove Awards, made All-Star appearances, and even has a World Series Championship to his name.
With all these achievements, it’s no question that his hometown would celebrate “Bobby Shantz Day.”
The esteemed MVP threw the first pitch at Pottstown High School in a field named after him.
“I think it’s wonderful that somebody wants me back,” said Shantz.
Shantz gave autographs and took photos with some of his biggest fans.
“For the players today, to meet somebody that is part of history, not only part of our school history, but part of baseball history and for kids that are in the realm of baseball, this is a great opportunity for them,” said Pottstown School District Director of Community Relations John Armato.
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Legendary pitcher Bobby Shantz makes an appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1952.