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Mary Mize’s Story of Dr. Howard’s finger

October 24th, 2014 Comments off

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Note from Sperry: The story was that my grandfather, Dr. Howard, mangled his finger badly as a boy in Palestine, TX. His mother wanted him to be a doctor, so she sewed the finger up herself.  Here’s my cousin Mary Mize’s quote:

I heard something about his finger had allowed him to have a great pitch, and to play in the minor leagues in Philadelphia paid his way to med school. Thanks for helping explain the finger issue.

[That’s Mary Mize, front-and-center in the white dress next to Biba and little Sperry.]