Friday, October 22, 2021

Cards and vintage stuff: July 14, 1954

The big news on July 14, 1954 was a heat wave that was sweeping the U.S., most notably in St. Louis, where the high of 115 degrees is still the record. Elsewhere, diplomatic discussions regarding the future of Indochina were being held in Geneva.

In baseball, there was only one game played on the day after the All Star Game, a reschedule from a rainout. in Milwaukee, the Brooklyn Dodgers squeezed out a 2-1 win in 12 innings. The winning run came on a sacrifice fly by Duke Snider, scoring Jim Gilliam.

Meanwhile, in Millersport, NY, at Cook's Paradise Grove, The Peter J. Schmitt Company, one of the nation's largest grocery wholesalers, held a retailer's picnic. The Buffalo-based company was founded in 1927 and grew to be one of the top 20 in the United States before being sold in 1988.


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