Joe Pennock Pankowski

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Whether it was baseball, basketball or football, Joe Pennick (as he was known to his fans in the 1930s) came to play. He played for many teams in Wilmington. In baseball he could play any position
and was MVP of the City baseball leagues in 1936. He played professional baseball in the Phillies’ farm system and basketball for Wilmington and Camden in the Eastern Professional Basketball League.
He led the 11th Ward Blue Jackets and White Jackets to City and State football titles.



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