HOW ABOUT OUR HOMETOWN HERO?

Elmer Flick Player Card

  Baseball fans and those with a soft spot for all things Bedford Ohio have an opportunity to help recognize Baseball Hall of Fame Great, Elmer Flick. The hometown hero has a spot in the athletic hall of fame at Bedford High and a ball field named in his honor, now a committee of local citizens would like to recognize Flick with a bronze statue. Funds are being raised and stored in an account of the Bedford Historical Society.

  Your donations, large and small can be sent to the Bedford Historical Society (mark your check at the bottom-Elmer Flick Statue), send to PO Box 46282, Bedford OH 44146.

  Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Every dollar helps and will be acknowledged.

  The Flick Committee is planning a great celebration when the bronze statue is dedicated. Stay tuned for updates.

 


Did you know?

-   Elmer Flick played for the National League Philadelphia Phillies and the American League Cleveland Naps, later renamed the Indians.
-   The outfielder batted .378 for the 1900 Phillies and averaged .315 for his 13-year career. He was the A.L. batting champion in 1905. He led the American League in triples for three years, 1905, 06 & 07. He led in steals in 1904 and tied again in 06.
-   During the off-season, Flick was a farmer and equestrian in Bedford. He was so popular that his off-season activities were reported for all of his fans to follow.
-   He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1963.