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             CONTENTS                                                                  BASEBALL PROUD                               Continued from cover




       NEWS IN BRIEF ...................................4  ON THE AVE .......................................15
       COMMUNITY UPDATE ....................5–7  BUSINESS & TECH  ............................ 16
       THE GREAT OUTDOORS ....................8
                                          IN OUR SCHOOLS ..............................17
       XSPERIENCE XSPERO ...................... 10
                                          HOME AND GARDEN ........................ 18
       COMMENTARY ...................................11
                                          FUN & GAMES  ................................... 19
       FEATURE .............................................12
       SLICE OF LIFE .....................................13  COMMUNITY CALENDAR .................20
       HISTORY ............................................. 14  BUSINESS DIRECTORY ....................23


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       GIANFRANCO CASALINUOVO, COO                    Bridgeton                                          and role in early Millville history.
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       MARIE HALPIN-GALLO, mgallo@snjtoday.com   N. Pearl St., Bridgeton                                    Floyd Clunn (1886–1961) was widely known in the
       PAMELA MORRIS, pmorris@snjtoday.com                                                               baseball world during the early 1900s. After graduat-
                                             • Amish Market, 2 Cassidy Dr.,                              ing Millville High School in 1904 and the South Jersey
         600 G St., Ste 1240, Millville, NJ 08332      Hopewell                                          Institute in 1906, he played semi-professional baseball
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                                                                                                         ally picked up by the New York Yankees.
                                                                                                            However, he was soon sold to the Bridgeport (CT)
                                                                                                         Mechanics of the New England League, where he
                                                                                                         played during the 1910 and 1911 seasons as “Chalky”
                                                                                                         Clunn. Thereafter he played in the Tri-State League
                                                                               of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where, as a left-handed pitcher, he
                                                                               became known as “Lefty” Clunn.
       Know of someone making                                                    In 1915 he moved briefly to the Western League and played part of the season for the
                                                                               Topeka (Kansas) Savages. But he left abruptly in July of 1915 and returned to Millville,
       a positive difference in                                                where he married his sweetheart, Edith. With baseball behind him, and in order to sup-
                                                                               port his family, he established a framing shop and garden center in Millville. He also
       the community?                                                          continued to pursue his interest in painting and drawing. n

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