"The man who struck out Babe Ruth in the 1926 World Series had humble beginnings in Hanover. Bill "Wee Willie" Sherdel is the winningest left-handed pitcher and fourth all-time winner in St. Louis Cardinals history, serving the team for 14 seasons. He pitched the third-most games and fourth-most innings. Sherdel played among the greats, like Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, and Rogers Hornsby. "Despite his accolades, Sherdel never became a household name in the way his colleagues did. A baseball buff and author teamed up with Wee Willie's grandson to write a book to change that..." Read the full story here.
JUNE 27, 2018: Evening Sun ( Picked up by The Associated Press ) - Chambersburg Public Opinion (Chambersburg, PA) - Centre Daily Times (State College, PA) - New Jersey Herald (Newton, NJ) - WN (The Worldwide News Network) - KOIN TV (Portland, Or) and others
The story behind mcsherrystown's wee willie as st. louis cardinals' "winningest left-hander"
"John Sherdel remembers catching pop flies from his grandfather at their home in McSherrystown. "Bound to a wheelchair and decades removed from his professional baseball heyday, Bill Sherdel had quite the story to tell. Before tossing baseballs to his grandchildren, he did it on the nation's biggest stages against players like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig..." Read the full story here.