underwater marathon will be held Sunday, September 9 in Hershey to benefit wounded military special forces soldiers.  The idea developed when a former pro football player suggested veterans injured in combat would benefit from therapy in water just like athletes.  On Friday's program, we'll hear from one former soldier and Anson Flake, the CEO and co-founder of HydroWorx, the Middletown company that makes the underwater treadmills."> underwater marathon will be held Sunday, September 9 in Hershey to benefit wounded military special forces soldiers.  The idea developed when a former pro football player suggested veterans injured in combat would benefit from therapy in water just like athletes.  On Friday's program, we'll hear from one former soldier and Anson Flake, the CEO and co-founder of HydroWorx, the Middletown company that makes the underwater treadmills."> underwater marathon will be held Sunday, September 9 in Hershey to benefit wounded military special forces soldiers.  The idea developed when a former pro football player suggested veterans injured in combat would benefit from therapy in water just like athletes.  On Friday's program, we'll hear from one former soldier and Anson Flake, the CEO and co-founder of HydroWorx, the Middletown company that makes the underwater treadmills."> World's first underwater marathon to benefit wounded vets; baseball history on City Island in Harrisburg | Smart Talk | witf.org
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World's first underwater marathon to benefit wounded vets; baseball history on City Island in Harrisburg

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Sep 6, 2012 7:54 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Friday, September 7:

On June 26, 1928, Babe Ruth smacked a long home run over the right field fence for the defending World Champion New York Yankees.   That’s not so unusual since Ruth blasted 54 homers that year and set a Major League record by hitting 60 in 1927.  What’s noteworthy about this particular home run was baseball’s all-time greatest player hit it on City Island in Harrisburg against the old Harrisburg Senators in an exhibition game.

That’s just one of hundreds of stories in Andrew Linker’s One Patch of Grass – a book that chronicles the history of baseball on City Island.  Linker will appear on Friday’s Radio Smart Talk to tell stories about Ruth, some of the all-time great African-American baseball players who played on City Island but were banned from playing with whites in the Major Leagues, and one of the sport’s most successful minor league franchises – today’s Harrisburg Senators.

Also, the world’s first underwater marathon will be held Sunday, September 9 in Hershey to benefit wounded military special forces soldiers.  The idea developed when a former pro football player suggested veterans injured in combat would benefit from therapy in water just like athletes. 

On Friday’s program, we’ll hear from one former soldier and Anson Flake, the CEO and co-founder of HydroWorx, the Middletown company that makes the underwater treadmills.

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