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WQED to Hold Free Community Screening and Panel Discussion

Western Pennsylvania has one of the most compelling stories ever told in the history of youth baseball. In 1952, the team from Monongahela, Pennsylvania would make it to the final game of the Little League World Series. This marked the first (and to date only) time a Pittsburgh area team would do so.

 

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Monongahela Mighty Mites celebrate after winning the Little League State Championship, 1952 (Photo Credit - Little League Baseball)
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George Fabin, Butch Peters and Dee Galiffa members of the 1954 Monongahela PONY League Team (Photo Credit - Benack Studios)
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Frank DeRosa, catcher for the 1952 Monongahela Little League team.
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Tom DeRosa and Pete Hoosac, members of the 1952 Monongahela Little League team, have a catch at the Mon City baseball field, captured by WQED videographer Dave Forstate on June 15, 2021. Mr. Hoosac would pass away several weeks after sharing his memories with WQED.


WQED brings the director’s cut, with newly added footage, of A Season to Remember to Ringgold Middle School on Wednesday, May 25.  Doors open at 6:00PM, with the screening at 7:00PM. Immediately following the documentary screening, WQED producer Beth Dolinar, Ringgold class of 1977, will moderate a panel discussion which includes local historian Scott Frederick.  Surviving ballplayers, featured in the film will be invited to participate.  Serving as master of ceremonies for the event is WQED Vice President of Production David Solomon, also a Ringgold graduate, class of 1972.

Through rare archival film, photographs, and interviews with surviving players, this documentary not only captures the glory of their accomplishment, but also a heartbreaking

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