Category Archives: Boots’ biography

Library-Digging Unearths Another Boots Nugget

I found a reference to my old friend and subject, Cletus Elwood “Boots” Poffenberger the other day while combing through microfilm of the Winchester Evening Star from September 1, 1944. A page two article headlined, “Park to play Wildcats Suday; … Continue reading

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The Perfect Christmas Gift

Giving someone a new idea or perspective is a perfect gift. So is the gift of laughter or even a good cry. When you give someone a book, you give someone any and all of those thoughts and emotions. Most … Continue reading

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Boots Poffenberger: Still Bringing People Together

As rivulets of water streamed across the parking lot of Hagerstown’s Municipal Stadium Saturday night, fans streamed into the ballpark  to receive their Boots Poffenberger bobble head, handed to them by members of Boots’ family. I had been invited to … Continue reading

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Now Announcing the Boots Poffenberger Bobble Head

My old friend, Boots Poffenberger is back in the news, as the Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has announced that its “mystery bobble head,” to be given away at the August 12th Hagerstown Suns game against the West Virginia … Continue reading

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This Post Is Totally Self-Serving . . .

. . .  but informative and entertaining! I will be presenting an illustrated talk on Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser on Monday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fletcher Library in Hagerstown. This talk is part of the Robert … Continue reading

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Look Like Boots Poffenberger From the Ears Up

I’m excited to tell all those Boots P0ffenberger fans out there, especially those in Williamsport, that a reproduction 1940s Nashville Vols hat is now available for sale. My friend Skip Nipper, who runs a website about Sulphur Dell, the ballpark … Continue reading

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Home at Third

A big thank you to Ed Cave and the gang at the Third Base Tavern here in Williamsport for their wonderful hospitality this past Saturday. Ed asked me to do a Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser book signing at the … Continue reading

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