Monday May 5, 7 pm
Longtime friends and fellow Metro Stats Crew operatives, John “JJ” Guinozzo and Jimmy Ogle present more than fifty-years of Memphis Baseball History.
This past year the Memphis Amateur Sports Hall Of Fame inducted Mr. Guinozzo into its hallowed halls at a banquet held at the Hilton Hotel. He has been a 50+ year supporter from the sidelines for professional, amateur and prep sports in Memphis and Shelby County. He is one of the originators of the “Best of Preps” program of The Commercial Appeal in 1969, official scorer for the Memphis Blues, Memphis Chicks and Memphis Redbirds since 1971, on various University of Memphis Stat Crews since the early 1970s, Memphis Grizzlies official scorer, and has served in the stat crews of numerous professional football and basketball teams over the years, including the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. He has also worked in the Media Room of the FedEx St. Jude Memphis Classic for many years. In addition he continues to updates his “Memphis Baseball Encyclopedia” with facts & figures, classic photos & trivia, and the general history of Memphis’ legacy and continuing presence in the Great American Pastime.
Jimmy Ogle is well known to history lovers of Memphis and visitors to our city. Newly appointed as Shelby County Historian, he also serves as chairman of the Shelby County Historical Commission, Davies Manor Association board president, and as a board member on many other organizations including WTHS. Unselfish with his time and knowledge, spring and summer finds him conducting walking tours through the Memphis downtown area, free to the public. His eclectic repertoire includes a tour of man-hole covers that reveal an amazing history of time and industry. His accolades are many and include the Ellen Davies Rodgers Award from the Shelby County Historical Commission in 2013. Visit Jimmy Ogle Talks and Tours at http://jimmyogle.com/main.htm and join him on a tour.
Don’t miss this meeting, it should be a home run!
Monday May 5, 7 pm at Memphis University School in the Wunderlich Auditorium. Enter campus from Park Avenue and follow the WTHS signs.