Ed Tanner may never have seen the "Big Leagues," but he thrilled fans in Western New York for decades.
The full article is available in the Summer 2017 Issue.
From the small town of Franklinville to around the world and back, Norman Maffei found inspiration in everything he experienced. His passion for marine art made him famous beyond Western New York.
As this winter's snow melts and sunshine returns to the area, our thoughts move to the National Pastime. We take a look at some lesser-known big leaguers who left their mark on baseball in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
What did Western New Yorkers do for summer fun in the late 1880s? Where did they go? To the shore! The region offered a plethora of pleasure parks. Their history is as varied as the amusements they offered.