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Old 08-21-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Ma.
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The old Highland theatre

 
Old 08-21-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Ma.
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The old Highland theatre
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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San Pedro alley was in the same building as the San Pedro theater, but on the other end. I think there was a Luby's across the street.

Sometimes on a weekend my Dad would get all the kids in the neighborhood in our panel truck and take us all to Mission stadium to watch a baseball game. Big wooden stadium, built in about '46. Was on Mission road, not too far from Roosevelt park.

Other times we'd go to an arena I can't recall the name of and watch professional wrestling. "Dangerous Danny" McShane lived down the street from us and had a ring set up in his back yard. We'd go down and watch them rehearse the matches on Wednesdays, and then see them in the arena on Friday night. All the big names were there; Georgous George, Haystack McGee, Mr. Fabulous. Loved the names.
Yep, I've been to the old Mission Stadium. Mission Rd between Mitchell and Steves. It was still ther until about 30 yrs. ago I guess.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Arlington, Virginia
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.....Other times we'd go to an arena I can't recall the name of and watch professional wrestling. "Dangerous Danny" McShane lived down the street from us and had a ring set up in his back yard. We'd go down and watch them rehearse the matches on Wednesdays, and then see them in the arena on Friday night. All the big names were there; Georgous George, Haystack McGee, Mr. Fabulous. Loved the names.
I think the arena was called the Wrestlethon. I'm impressed at how many wrestlers you can remember - I could only remember Danny McShane and Gorgeous George.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Arlington, Virginia
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...Sometimes on a weekend my Dad would get all the kids in the neighborhood in our panel truck and take us all to Mission stadium to watch a baseball game. Big wooden stadium, built in about '46. Was on Mission road, not too far from Roosevelt park....
Can anyone name all eight teams in the Texas League during the 1950s? Include both the city and the nickname - such as San Antonio Missions.

And a bonus prize goes to whoever can name the radio announcer who broadcast the games.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 10:18 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I think the arena was called the Wrestlethon. I'm impressed at how many wrestlers you can remember - I could only remember Danny McShane and Gorgeous George.
How about Wahoo McDaniels? Boss Rider, when you went to Mission Stadium do you remember a little amusement park across the street? River View or River Side?? Maybe half a short block north of the stadium opposite side of Mission Road.

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Old 08-22-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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Wahoo Mcdaniel wrestled up to the early 90's.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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How about Johnny Valentine, Jumpin Joe Blanchard, Killer Karl Cox,
 
Old 08-22-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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How about Johnny Valentine, Jumpin Joe Blanchard, Killer Karl Cox,
Yeah , I remember those too. When the Von Eric's were around who was the big wooly monster with the giant boots? Think he wound up dead down in Central America. I saw him at the Kendall County fair in Boerne early 80's
 
Old 08-22-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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who was the big wooly monster with the giant boots?
Think he wound up dead down in Central America.
I saw him at the Kendall County fair in Boerne early 80's
Bruiser Brody.

He didn't wait for the bell.
Just stepped over the ropes.
Stomped across the ring and whipped the crapola
outta anyone who got in the way.

Stabbed to death in the dressing room at a gig.
Puerto Rico?? maybe??

I'm going to look it up here -
http://www.bruiserbrody.com







mud

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