Be a good neighbor and help Conky O’Connell identify these photos


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Here we have the 1947 White Park team from the Sunset League. <strong>Front row, left to right:</strong> Bat boys Don DeAngelis, Ed Callahan. <strong>Middle row:</strong> Bob McGrath, Ralph DeAngelis, Roy Bunham, UNKNOWN No. 1. <strong>Back row:</strong> Chuck Muzzey, UNKNOWN No. 2, Hap Simpson, Rudy York, Roland Moran, Jim Hardiman.
Here we have the 1947 White Park team from the Sunset League. <strong>Front row, left to right:</strong> Bat boys Don DeAngelis, Ed Callahan. <strong>Middle row:</strong> Bob McGrath, Ralph DeAngelis, Roy Bunham, UNKNOWN No. 1. <strong>Back row:</strong> Chuck Muzzey, UNKNOWN No. 2, Hap Simpson, Rudy York, Roland Moran, Jim Hardiman.
This is the William P. “Bill” Slattery Testimonial Banquet from April 21, 1956. <strong>Left to right:</strong> Rev. Monsignor J. S. Buckley, Headmaster Charles F. Cook, Bill Slattery, UNKNOWN, John Reardon and Red Rolfe (who played for the Yankees.)
This is the William P. “Bill” Slattery Testimonial Banquet from April 21, 1956. <strong>Left to right:</strong> Rev. Monsignor J. S. Buckley, Headmaster Charles F. Cook, Bill Slattery, UNKNOWN, John Reardon and Red Rolfe (who played for the Yankees.)
This is the 1950 Keegan-Contrucci Dodgers from the Sunset League at White Park. <strong>Front row:</strong> Bat boy Dick Massey. <strong>Middle row, left to right:</strong> Jim Bell, Carl Stewartson, Red Adams, Nails Knee (best name ever?), Conky O’Connell, Dave Dean. <strong>Back row:</strong> Doug Knee, UNKNOWN, Bunk Bailey, Rae Comolli, Lefty Callahan, Bill Cullen, Fred Johnson, Andy Michael, Don Jelly (who looks to either be crudely photoshopped in or fresh out of the corn field in Field of Dreams), Stan Carlson.
This is the 1950 Keegan-Contrucci Dodgers from the Sunset League at White Park. <strong>Front row:</strong> Bat boy Dick Massey. <strong>Middle row, left to right:</strong> Jim Bell, Carl Stewartson, Red Adams, Nails Knee (best name ever?), Conky O’Connell, Dave Dean. <strong>Back row:</strong> Doug Knee, UNKNOWN, Bunk Bailey, Rae Comolli, Lefty Callahan, Bill Cullen, Fred Johnson, Andy Michael, Don Jelly (who looks to either be crudely photoshopped in or fresh out of the corn field in Field of Dreams), Stan Carlson.
Check out this class photo of the 1941 Walker School sixth grade students, on the stage in the auditorium during a pageant about the Roman Empire. <strong>Front row, left to right:</strong> Albert Hood, Robert Brusia, Billy Erickson, Richard Morgan, Peter Fanny, Conky O’Connell, Doug Miniutti, Arthur Piroso. <strong>Second row:</strong> Phyllis MacKown, Ann Roberts, Yolanda Palisi, Jean Gaige, Marjorie Perry, Shirley Blodgett, Cynthia Cass, Christiana Stavros, UNKNOWN No. 1, Anna Karopilian, UNKNOWN No. 2, Hurley Lord. <strong>Third row:</strong> Wilma Crane, Beverly Datson, UNKNOWN No. 3, Alice Marston, Nancy Warren, Joan Bryant, UNKNOWN No. 4, Leo Taylor. <strong>Fourth row, standing:</strong> Richard Gourly, Robert Randlett, UNKNOWN No. 5, John Dahood.
Check out this class photo of the 1941 Walker School sixth grade students, on the stage in the auditorium during a pageant about the Roman Empire. <strong>Front row, left to right:</strong> Albert Hood, Robert Brusia, Billy Erickson, Richard Morgan, Peter Fanny, Conky O’Connell, Doug Miniutti, Arthur Piroso. <strong>Second row:</strong> Phyllis MacKown, Ann Roberts, Yolanda Palisi, Jean Gaige, Marjorie Perry, Shirley Blodgett, Cynthia Cass, Christiana Stavros, UNKNOWN No. 1, Anna Karopilian, UNKNOWN No. 2, Hurley Lord. <strong>Third row:</strong> Wilma Crane, Beverly Datson, UNKNOWN No. 3, Alice Marston, Nancy Warren, Joan Bryant, UNKNOWN No. 4, Leo Taylor. <strong>Fourth row, standing:</strong> Richard Gourly, Robert Randlett, UNKNOWN No. 5, John Dahood.
This picture of the 1947 Concord High School baseball team features two sweet photobombs: the dude in the top right of the bleachers and the kid who may be picking his nose, dead center (if you happen to know those two, we’ll take their names, too!) <strong>Front row:</strong> George Ford, Herbie Berquist, Butch Ahern, Poggie Mills, Guy Strachan, Bill Erickson, Paul Eastman, Bud Coughlin. <strong>Second row:</strong> Lefty Callahan, Tom Duffet, Rae Comolli, Toots Audet, Dick Russell, Paul Phillips, Conky O’Connell, Hap Simpson, Dave Audet, Acie Slattery, asst. coach Olin Ingham. <strong>Third row:</strong> Coach Delly Callahan, UNKNOWN No. 1, UNKNOWN No. 2, Jack Erickson, UNKNOWN No. 3, Skip Milliken, UNKNOWN No. 4, Bob Bennett, Bob Lockwood, Bill Eastman, George Calkins, UNKNOWN No. 5, Don Heath, Ted Rice, Dave Landry. Can we just stop to celebrate the fact that this squad featured guys nicknamed Poggie, Lefty, Toots, Conky, Hap and Skip? 
This picture of the 1947 Concord High School baseball team features two sweet photobombs: the dude in the top right of the bleachers and the kid who may be picking his nose, dead center (if you happen to know those two, we’ll take their names, too!) <strong>Front row:</strong> George Ford, Herbie Berquist, Butch Ahern, Poggie Mills, Guy Strachan, Bill Erickson, Paul Eastman, Bud Coughlin. <strong>Second row:</strong> Lefty Callahan, Tom Duffet, Rae Comolli, Toots Audet, Dick Russell, Paul Phillips, Conky O’Connell, Hap Simpson, Dave Audet, Acie Slattery, asst. coach Olin Ingham. <strong>Third row:</strong> Coach Delly Callahan, UNKNOWN No. 1, UNKNOWN No. 2, Jack Erickson, UNKNOWN No. 3, Skip Milliken, UNKNOWN No. 4, Bob Bennett, Bob Lockwood, Bill Eastman, George Calkins, UNKNOWN No. 5, Don Heath, Ted Rice, Dave Landry. Can we just stop to celebrate the fact that this squad featured guys nicknamed Poggie, Lefty, Toots, Conky, Hap and Skip? 

Longtime Concord resident Conky O’Connell doesn’t own a computer – aside from the one in his head that can apparently recall names and faces with the best of them. But even he gets stumped sometimes. And that’s why he needs your help.

Conky’s got a bunch of awesome old photos from Concord, and he can identify just about everyone in them. But there are a few people in each photograph he can’t quite place, which is where you come in.

Take a peek at these pictures Conky sent in and read the captions (those we don’t know are listed as “unknown.”) Each one has at least one missing name. Share with your friends and neighbors and let’s see if we can’t get all the “unknowns” identified. This is modern day crowdsourcing with old school photos, and wouldn’t it make a great story if we could fill in all the blanks?

So study away, and then email news@theconcordinsider.com and tell us anyone you recognize, or pass along any information you think might help someone else recognize somebody. If we get the right answers, we’ll share them with everyone!

Author: Keith Testa

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