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who: John "Legs" Welaj, Jr.
what: Honored by Manville hometown
where: Yankee Stadium
when: July 4, 1939 (the day of Lou Gehrig's retirement speech)

Manville resident John Welaj was a left fielder for the Washington Senators. He was honored at Yankee Stadium.

Included at the ceremonies are Mayor Alex Batcho, Postmaster Patrick J Whalen, Frank Dudash (JM "G" Building foreman), Adam Fucillo, Joseph Onka (former mayor), Walter and Anthony Welaj.

Click here to see an article related to John's passing and his career.

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