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July 25, 2012
My firsthand knowledge of Johnny was in 1950 when he played with the Hazard, Ky."Bombers" of the Mountain States league.The team was owned by Mr. Mac Smith who owned several Coal Mines.I worked for Mr. Smith in a Commissary that he also owned. Mr. Smith thought Johnny was the greatest and knew also that he had great potential.My father, Robert P. Morgan was a carpenter and welder for Mr. Smith. He became very attached to Johnny and also saw his potential.Johnny was feeling down on himself one day and was watching my dad build a backstop for the pitchers. Johnny approached my dad and asked, Mr. Morgan would you teach me how to weld? It startled my dad and his immediate response to Johnny was,Johnny why would you want to learn this trade? Johnny replied, I cannot live on this kind of money.My dad really liked Johnny and encouraged him to hang in.Johnny and I were the same age.I was born August 25, 1932.The people of Eastern, Ky.so admired Johnny for his baseball talent and his friendliness.God bless all the Podres. Harold L. Morgan
April 13, 2012
He was my hero growing up in Brooklyn I later moved to philly I was lucky to meet him after a game at the bar where they would go he signed the photo and a ball,it hangs in my den along with a team signed,ball I miss them all best wishes Mitch skopp 7959,hatteras rd Orlando Florida
April 07, 2011
Memory Eternal!
August 20, 2008
To the Podres Family,
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I was the batboy/clubhouse boy in Shibe Park in Philadelphia from 1967 to 1971 and had the good fortune to know Johnny when he played for San Diego in 1969. Truly a great man in all aspects. He will missed but his legacy will continue for years to come. God bless you all.
February 11, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 09, 2008
very sorry to here of johnnys passing.will always remmember the fun we had playing baseball for good old mineville high.my symphthy goes out to the family.
raymond barcomb sr.
January 28, 2008
Johnny Podres is the reason I follow baseball. I was in 9th grade in 1955. We will miss a great man. JAM
January 21, 2008
My dad Whitey Brace always talk about Johnny Podres and how great a man he was. My dad said they were good friends from the time they were kids,in that small town I grew up in. It is truly a great sadness to hear he is gone.
January 20, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 19, 2008
Johnny,
Thanks for staying to your roots. You will always be remembered for that great day in 55 in Brooklyn and for all the guidance you gave to future stars in the baseball world.You will be missed by all in the baseball community,players and fans alike.

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Johnny Podres with Bob Bennett Summer '06

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