When I first moved to Boston From the Baltimore-Washington area, Walter made me feel at home. My dad was a major league pitcher and we spent many hours talking baseball as old players did.
Walter was a nice, kind man. Opening day is a perfect time to remember him.
Was thinking about you today and all the wonderful places I visited with you, the great restaurants, meeting Frank Sinatra Jr, the World Series and much more..you are forever etched in my heart. I miss you my sweet friend.
Did't he hold the record for conseutive base hits?
I remember Walt with the Tigers, back in the 50s!
October 15, 1950 I remember it well. Potvin Stadium, Moosup, Birdie Tebbits All Stars (Rizzuto, Pesky, Werth, McDermott, etc) vs Walt Dropo All Stars.
As a young kid I was brushing elbows with the best - what proud moments for me. Moosup will miss you Walt.
To The Dropo Family,
Walt was a very great man from what I heard from his old team mates. /i am sad to see him go, as many of the greats passed on before him. I guess Walt is up at bat. God Bless.
Our sincere condolences to Walt's Family, including Emily and Family and Zurka and Family. The entire Dropo Family is very special to us, filled with happy memories of times spent together in Moosup with my grandparents, Anna and Marko Gercich and my parents, Dorothy and Sam Matkovich. May you all be comforted at this time, Lilly Cascamo
My condolences. I never met Walt , but his brother George was my principal in high school . Also lived up on the hill with them and am a former neighbor from Moosup.
Linda F, Port St Lucie , Florida
Condolences to the Dropo family.I knew Walt and Milt at UConn way back when.We were teammates.A great guy.We will miss him.
Also a great player for the Birmingham Barons.
He will be a star in the field of dreams JC
I had the great pleasure to see Walt play. I was a kid of 13 years old when he broke in. I cried like a baby when the Sox traded him in that big trade with Detroit.
My uncle (also Serbian) was a scout for the White Sox in the '50's and took me to see them play several times. I'm wondering if they knew each other. Condolences to the family, with appreciation for the baseball memories and especially his service during WWII.
I saw Walt play in Chicago many times including his tiff with Enos Slaugher. Although Joe Adcock broke up Haddax's perfect game not Walt condolences to his family.
Sorry for your loss
Jesus Christ told Martha his best friends sister that he would be resurrected in the last day. This is the Christian hope. To sleep in the grave till God calls him back. May that be the case with Walt Dropo.
My condolences to the Dropo family. Walt Dropo was one of my favorite athletes during his Red Sox days when I was a kid in Maine have never forgotten him! He played with a great team and I am still a Red Sox fan.
Maj JM MacFarlane Quito Ecuador
Our condolences to the Dropo family at this sad time. We will always cherrish the ball he signed for our son. He was one of the very few nice guys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Teague Family Boca Raton, FL.
Our sincere sympathy to Tina, Carla, Emily, Zurka and their families on the death of our dear friend Walter. My dad Christy Gercic used to sit outside under the apple trees in the summer listening to the Red Sox games and when Walter came to bat my dad would get goosebumps. He was just so excited for Walt. We were so proud of him and think of him and the family even though we now live in Leesburg, Fl.
Doug and Muriel (Gercic) Evans
the Mayers, neighbors in Mablehead, send our love to all the Dropos at this sad time. We have many, many happy memories of the times we spent together
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I would like to express a few words of condolences to you all, the family and friends.Lossing a dear love one breaks the circle of life . It is wonderful to know that in the near future dying will be a thing of the past. Great news indeed.Our heavenly father is there with all the comfort to help you al on the journel ahead. May you days be filled with all the wonderful memories with and about Mr. WAlt.
My mom (Hortense Phillips) went to school with your dad. I will always remember waiting outside the players entrance at Fenway Park to meet him. And what a thrill it was when he shook my hand.
my sympaty goes out to Walt's family and sisters Emily and Surka. I hope the many memories of all the great times we all had on the hill sustain you during these trying times. former next door neighbor of many years , now of hobe sound FL.
MY NAME IS JOE PIZZO.ME AND WALT WERE TEAM MATES ON THE DELTA BASE BASEBALL TEAM.BASED IN PARIS FRANCE DURING WW11.WE ALSO ROOMED TOGETHER IN MARSEILLE FRANCE BEFORE I WAS SHIPPED BACK TO THE STATES.MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY.THE MOOSE WAS TRULY A GREAT HUMAN BEING . A TERRIBLE LOSS
Carla and Tina, Sorry to hear about your father's passing.
Tara Richardson, Clinton, MO
my deepest condolences to his family. my name is joe pizzo,walt and i were team mates on the delta base baseball team during ww11. based in paris france.we also roomed together in marseille france before shipping back to the states.he was my idol then and i have collected many of his baseball cards.I am deeply sorrowed by the news of his death. may he rest in peace. joe email@example.com
My Sympathy goes out to Walt's Family and sisters Emily and Surka.
i hope the many memories of all the great times we all had on the hill sustain you during these tryng times. former next door neighbor of many years, now of Hobe sound FL.
To Walter Dropo's family & many fans, my sincere condolences. 33 Years Conn State Horseshoe Pitching Champion', From Montville, Ct. Normand M Rioux Jr.
As an eleven year-old youngster, I saw Walt Dropo play for the Louisville Colonels at Parkway Field in 1948. I got his autograph in the early '50s when he played for the Boston Red Sox. I still have the autograph. Dropo played in the majors during my favorite baseball decade, the 1950s. Special condolences to Walt Dropo's surviving family members.
Emily and Zurka and family.
So sorry to hear about Walt, we shared so many years with your family.I remember Walt and Milt walking up the hill after playing ball years ago and so many other good times.
Art and Nancy Johnson
An American Baseball hero ! ! Rest in Peace "MOOSE".
With all Walter's fame and glory, he also devouted his time to help establishing Serbian Orthodox church in Boston area, and in such a way proudly affirmed his Serbian roots.
My very first baseball glove was a Walt Dropo model. Never got to see him play but I did pretty well with the glove. Now, thanks to the internet, I've learned a little about him. My sympathy to his family. Rest in peace.
Dear Zurka, Emily and family,
Thoughts and prayers are with you with many happy memories of family celebrations. Remembering the fireworks when Milt had his mothers
name all lit up in the sky for her birthday. Our family also enjoyed many trips to Fenway park as guests of the
Dropo family. Sorry to hear of Walt's
passing. Our sincerest sympathies.
Former Moosup resident, Bea Lincoln Joly and Family, Ft. Pierce, Fl
To the Dropo family,
I was very fortunate
to know your family. You always treated
my family very kindly and I have great
memories of Walt. He was an inspiration
to me. My prayers are with you.
May God grant your family comfort,at this
time.From your former neighbors on Cone
Hill in Moosup, Ct.Thank you for making
our little town famous.--Former Moosup
Dear Zurka, Emily and Walter's family,
I have many memories of being a little girl and the amazing family get togethers of the Dropo's and my mother's parents, the Boskovich's and other Serbian families...the pig roasts and fireworks displays at the Dropo home in Moosup were a highlight of a time gone by. My mother loved her special cousin, Walter and shared memories of going to baseball games and having the best seats with the Dropo's, even at Yankee Stadium! I was sorry to hear of his passing and wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to his family.
To Emily and family,
My sincerest sympathy in the loss of your brother Walt. Sandy will always treasure the signed momento he graciously gave to her.
When I was2 yrs. old Walt played with my father in sacramento. My parents told me he took me all over town and was quite a sight at 6'5" carrying me around .Istill have a picture postcard of him in a Red Sox uniform sent to me after he won rookie of the year. My condolenses to his family and friends. Bob Conger
Walter was a close personal friend of mine for many, many years. I shall miss him!
Walter was a close personal friend of mine for many, many years. I shall miss him!
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with Walter's family at this most trying time.
We remember Walt from his Birmingham Baron minor league days.......great athlete!!!
I would like to extend my deepest sympathey to the family. As a boy growing up in Central Village I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dropo at his home in Moosup. He was a very kind human being to take time out of his life to meet with young baseball players. It is a moment i will never forget. Thanks again Mr. Dropo, Rest in Peace and Go Sox
My name is Sam Crenshaw and I'm 72 years old. In 1950 at a youthful eleven years old, I was captivated by Walt Dropo playing first base for the Red Sox and hitting 32 homers. I was a lifetime fan after that and my son, knowing how I felt about Walt sent off a picture of Dropo who signerd it and sent it back to me as a gift which I treasured.
My condolences to his family on the end of a great life.
My deep sympathy to Walt's family, including his sisters Zurka and Emily.I hope the many memories you have of happy family occasions in the past can help sustain you during this sad time. Lucy Crosbie
My deep sympanthy to Walter's family including his sisters, Zurka and Emily.
I hope the many memories you have of happy family gatherings in the past will help sustain you during this sad time. Lucy Crosbie
Rest in peace "moose" i know youre runnin them bases up there!
Although I was a Milwaukee Braves fan in the mid 50s, I recall Walt because my dad bought me a Walt Dropo first baseman's glove which I used for years. My condolences.
Gene Poirier, Columbus, OH
TO THE DROPO FAMILY
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS WALT GAVE ME MANY EXCITING MPMENTS OF PLEASURE WHILE HE PLAYED FOR BOSTON. I NEVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING HIM BUT AS A RED SOX FAN I MOURN HIS PASSING. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Don and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Walt.
We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Don and Doreen Smith Dugas, Cape Coral FL
To the Dropo Family,
My dad knew Walter for many years and often talked to us about him. He even brought his grandsons to visit him and see all his baseball memorabile. My dad worked for the State of Ct. and was the person that issued permits for fireworks. I am so sorry for your loss. Linda Kane Horan
It,s a beautiful thing to remember the days of our young manhood (or womanhood) especially when we have accomplished so much as Mr. Dropo did during his career. We are all deeply moved by the thought that life, vitality,and beauty will be restored to all who have died. Job 14:14,15 tells us that Jehovah God longs to restore us to life.
Dear Aunt Kitty,Cindy & Joanne
I am so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prays are with you and your family.
As a younster I got a handshake and autograph from the Reds Gentle Giant.It is something I still treasure as I approach 60.Thanks Walt for being a true Pro and part of The Redlegs.Scott Sprague Bellevue Kentucky
sorrily to about Walter tommy Damato
My condolences to the family of Walt Dropo - may God comfort you during this time of sadness and loss.
To the Dropo Family, our thoughts and prayers to a special and loved friend of mine and especially my fathers may God keep him close, Dan & Harold Wheeler Manhester,N.H.
This brings my sincere condolences to the family of Walt Dropo. He was a true gentleman, and a marvelous member of the Red Sox in the years of Ted, Johnny, Dom, Bobby and Mel, among many others. My dad was one of the team's orthopedic physicians during the late 40's/early 50's and I was privileged to sit in the dugout on occasion with Walt and the other greats. His legacy will always be a part of the team's incredible history.
To the surviving Dropo family. Please accept my heartfelt sorrow to the passing of Walt. He made you feel like you were never an outsider and I am proud to be a countryman of his--a proud Serb.
my sympathy goes out to walt's family. he was my guest at a show i promoted in las vegas and was a popular signer. we had nice discussions when we were dining together. he was a nice man anda great red sox player.....don williams
To the Dropo Family and Friends,
My condolences to the loss of such a talented and likeable person like Mr.Dropo. In this difficult time please find a measure of peace from the many wonderful memories he must have made through the years.
What brought me comfort when my dear brother passed away, is found at Isaiah 26:19-"Your loved ones will live again...they will be raised up".
This is harmony with Psalms 37:29-"The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it."
The Grant Family
to carla & tina
in regards to..
A icon with`in a
bead of live
achievement of a
for many BaseBall
fans,you will be missed..
godbless you ~walt~
we used to sneak into the solons games, mainly to watch walt on 1st base. i cant recall him missing any throws. a great sportsman, and a great person. thank you walt.
i saw walt many a times at card shows in ct and ma a great person to talk to always willing to listen even after signing . i know he will be with his family in heaven amen .
Carla and Tina,
My condolences to you and your families. It's been interesting to read about your Father's baseball exploits, since I only knew him as your dad when we all swam on the same team. My thoughts are with you.
Joan (Fallon) Stark
In the early sixties my dad took me to Cleveland Stadium to see the Indians play the Orioles. We couldn't afford good seats and we sat in the upper deck way out in right field. At any rate, in the latter innings I moved down and sat right next to first base. At the time, Walt was playing first . An Indian popped up a ball that was coming down to my outstreached hands and Walt caught it right over my head. I'll never forget that day. I wanted that ball so bad, but Walt had to get the out. Rest in peace Walt. You left me with a fine memory of you.
I watched Walt play for the Scranton Red Sox when he was coming up through the minors. Scranton fans really liked him. He hit long homers we still remember.
Sincere sympathy to the entire family.
My heartfelt sympathies to the family of a wonderful, loving, gentleman I had the greatest pleasure of meeting/knowing. *Moose* always had a heart of gold and treasured his children with great pride. I will miss him dearly but will cherish my memories of him. He is now playing with the greatest team of all, *The Heavenly Angels* Thank you Walter, my dearest Friend.
Saw you play basketball in Saratoga as Walt Flanagan, always a thrill. You took the name of the team owner, while you were at Connecticut.
God bless Walt.
paul cassidy, plano,tx.
MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF WALT DROPO. I LISTENED TO THE RED SOX IN 49 AND WAS HIGHLY IMPRESSED WITH HIS WORK ETHIC.THE OTHER RECORD BESIDES 12 STRAIGHT HITS WAS HE WAS THE ONE WHO BROKE HARVEY HADDIX PERFECT GAME IN THE 12 INNNIG.. HIS LOSSS TO THE BASEBALL WORLD IS TREMENDOUS
My condolences to the family of Mr. Dropo. He, as well as his brothers, meant a lot to the town of Plainfield and I was able to experience that first hand as a resident of Moosup and a graduate of Plainfield High. RIP Mr. Dropo.
I fondly remember watching Walt Dropo as a player in Baltimore and as a young boy I met him in person and got his autograph. I have carried wonderful memories of this man with me throughout my life. Getting to meet the Orioles at Memorial Stadium in the clubhouse before a long rain delay on your birthday and speaking to Walt Dropo was the greatest event in my life at that point in time. May he rest in peace.
The first baseball bat that I bought was a Walt Dropo model. I spent over an hour looking at bats in the back room of Jag's Sporting store in Perth Amboy, N.J. When I selected the bat the owner said good pick. Lets hope you hit like Walt. From that day on I was a Walt Dropo fan. RIP big guy.
My sympathies to the Dropo family. As a kid he was one of my favorite players, and i still have several of his Topps cards. I am sure he would have enjoyed seeing the UConn women win their 88th in a row today.
Thanks for being part of my White Sox. Say hey to Nellie Fox, Sherm Lollar and the other boys of summer who had the treat of playing with you in old Comiskey Park.
My sincere sympathy to the family of Walt Dropo. He was a wonderful member of my favorite Red Sox team.
May the happy memories you hold dear to your hearts help suffice your loss in the days that follow
My husband James Garrett age 64 fondly remembers Walt playing for the White Sox when he was a young man. He remembers Walt being a "Gentle Giant" recalling when Walt uncharacteristically laid out a New York Yankee in a team brawl. We are sorry for your loss. He will always be remembered.
Sorry to see Walt go. He was one of my Dad's favorite players.
As a two year old in 1949 and from a family of Red Sox fans, Walt was my hero. Don't know why but probably because I was from Norwich and I loved his name! Condolences to his family.
As a kid, I remember how excited I was when "my" White Sox got Walt Dropo. He is a baseball legend.
May Walt Dropo RIP. Scranton Red Soxs in 1947
Please accept my deepest condolonces to the family & friends of Walt Dropo. I remember watching him play baseball throughout his career. As a Chicago White Sox fan, I have cherished the memories of Walt playing first base in Comiskey Park. He was a great player. May God grant you comfort in this great loss.
walt dropo was a really good player.imsure he will live on in the memories of red sox fans..god speed walt as you take your journey...
To the the family of Walt Dropo - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Walt will be missed by many.
WAS ABLE TO CATCH A FEW YEARS OF YOUR BASEBALL CAREER.....LIVED ONLY 2 BLOCKS FROM FENWAY PARK. MY CONDOLENCES.