I was born in 1974 so I was well aware of “Wild Bill” Hagy when I was a child. He was always up in “that section over there” and I never understood why the seats that my Dad and I had were never in or near section 34.
Now that I am older, I understand that a raucous beer drinking section was not the spot for a young kid.
Anyway, there was another character running around Memorial Stadium who I seemed to have missed. Pat “The Bugler” Walker was apparently a fixture at the park as is shown in the clip above of an episode of Baltimore’s Evening Magazine TV show.
Pat would go throughout the stadium playing his bugle on a daily basis as he “entertained the fans” with his various calls.
All I can say is watch the video and you will get a smile one way or the other. And make sure you watch it all the way through to see the reaction from “Wild Bill” when Pat shows up in section 34.
Enjoy and be sure to listen to Rex Snider and myself on the Sunday Morning Blitz from 10am-12 noon.