Channel 13 Story on Larry Miggins & ’51 Buffs

Larry Miggins
Left Fielder
Houston Buffs
1949, 1951, 1953-54
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Photo by KTRK-TV, Channel 13

 

Patricia Roijas of KTRK-TV, Channel 13, somehow got my name from someone and called me last week about doing a Playoff Season-connected piece on the Houston Buffs for airing this week. We did the program at the home of former 1951 Houston Buff, Larry Miggins, age 92, last Friday and it ran tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 on the 10 PM Channel 13 News.

In case you missed it, here’s an link to the even more complete story at the Channel 13 website.

http://abc13.com/sports/who-were-the-buffs-former-player-relives-memories/2550282/

At any rate, good friend Larry Miggins came across as his usual charming, informative, and eloquent self, and without any script, mind you, he built pictures with his words implicitly on how the early success of the Buffs at the minor league level strongly helped Houston to position itself for MLB membership in 1960 for a team that would come to life in 1962 as the Houston Colt .45’s.

Thank you, Mr. Miggins, for all you have taught Houston over the years about baseball, the ethics of peaceful living, and the lost art of true friendship. I don’t even want to think of how much I would have missed over the span of my own lifetime, had you not always been here for me – first within one of the hero imagery folders you shared in my knothole gang mind with Jerry Witte, Solly Hemus, and Frank Mancuso, back in the days when you all played, together, or at different times, with the Houston Buffs – and then as the smiling friend of our latter years whose company I shall cherish over whatever forever time we each have remaining on God’s good earth.

Congratulations on the success of this digital essay too, Mr. Miggins!

You did your family and friends proud, Larry~ And we all thank you too – for being just exactly who you are!

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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2 Responses to “Channel 13 Story on Larry Miggins & ’51 Buffs”

  1. Wayne Roberts Says:

    I don’t know which is the greater Houston treasure, Mr. Miggins or Dr. McCurdy, so I’ll just doff my stained Astros cap to both of these fine gentlemen.

  2. Fred Soland Says:

    Mr Miggins was always great to me. I went to high school with three of his sons Rory, John and Larry Jr, and played baseball with John and Larry Jr. He is a wealth of baseball knowledge and has a keen sense of Irish humor. Mrs Miggins also has a keen wit about her as well.

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