Betty Holmes, one of the stalwarts on Lou Gallo's History Buffs ballclub, sent us a list of Swampscott baseball players who, over the years, were drafted by Major League Baseball teams.
Most of the list comes from a 2009 Lynn Item article, Betty said, though she knew of a couple others who were not on that list and she included them here.
Betty said that she found all but one of the draftees, Chris Howard, in old Swampscott Little League rosters.
Below are the ballplayers (and Go Red Sox).
1965 Billy Conigliaro 1st Round Boston Red Sox
1968 Michael Maselbas 1st Round St. Louis Cardinals
1973 Dick Jauron 25th Round St. Louis Cardinals
1986 David Howell 9th Round Texas Rangers
1989 Derek January 29th Round Milwaukee Brewers
1993 Chris Howard 8th Round Milwaukee Brewers
2008 Tim Kiely 27th Round LA Angels of Annaheim
2009 Chris Dwyer 4th Round Kansas City Royals
1988 Matt Murray 2nd Round Atlanta Braves
1993 David Lundquist 5th Round Chicago White Sox
1978 Reid Cassidy 25th Round Cleveland Indians
2. Weather Watch:
Wednesday's forecast calls for a sunny day with a high temperature of 76 degrees.
- Sunrise: 6:41 a.m.
- High tide: 10 a.m.
- Low tide: 4 p.m.
- Sunset: 6:22 p.m.
3. School Notes:
School Committee member Marianne Hartmann, a school nurse, reminded people at the last committee meeting that cold and flu season is upon us and to get a flu shot.
4: Town Notes:
The Board of Assessors meet Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at Town Hall
5. Classic Car Notes:
Sunday, Oct. 6th from 10-2 pm is the 3rd Annual Classic By The Sea Car Show sponsored by the Swampscott Recreation Department from 10AM to 2PM on Monument Avenue. About 150 cars are expected from early 20th century models to the big fendered 50s, muscle 60s and swanly models from throughout ....for more information please contact the Recreation Department @ 781-596-8854