Thursday, November 1, 2018

#17 Felix Mantilla

I posted Felix Mantilla's 1960 card over on that set's blog about 5 weeks ago. Not much in the Mantilla World has changed. But I found something worth posting.

Last year Felix Mantilla was awarded an honorary degree at Milwaukee's Cardinal Stritch University. He was honored for his work in the Milwaukee community, particularly for the Felix Mantilla Little League he founded back in 1972 and is still going strong. 

Through that league players from Wisconsin and from Mantilla's native Puerto Rico have visited each other's locale and connected through a unique baseball 'exchange' program.

Great stuff. Much better than a couple of paragraphs of my foolishness.

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