Local Family Boasts of Several Generations of Die-Hard Philadelphia Sports Fans

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Image via John Marron.
The family has been attending major games for decades.

A nearby family with Bucks County connections is celebrating a long lineage of Philadelphia sports fans in their bloodline. Dave Uram wrote about the family for KYW Newsradio.

The local family, which includes the 88-year-old patriarch Hank Marron of Hatboro and his 61-year-old son John Marron of Warrington, boasts several generations of proud die-hard Philly sports fans

It all started with Hank Marron, who still impresses his six kids and 14 grandkids with his ability to recall key moments from games he saw decades ago, such as the 1950 World Series played between the “Whiz Kid” Phillies and the New York Yankees.

“He can take you from Curt Simmons and Robin Roberts, through Gene Mauch, through Danny Ozark, through Jim Fregosi and Mitch Williams right up to Jalen Hurts in the most recent Super Bowl,” said John Marron. “And if you ask him what he had for breakfast this morning, he’s not going to remember that.”

The younger Marron talks to his father during and after most of the games of one of Philly’s sports teams. He loves that his family has a special bond through sports. He considers all the talks with his father a scrapbook of moments to always remember.

“I have a saying with my kids,” he said. “Collect memories, not things.”

Read more about the family at KYW Newsradio.


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