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With ballcaps doffed, the spectators packed into two bleachers stand attentively as the Lincoln High School Blue Band performs “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It’s an overcast and warm late-August day, perfect for baseball, or in this particular case to gather at the Lincoln High Sports Complex in Ellwood City to celebrate an overlooked, misunderstood Hall of Famer. who set a Major League Baseball record that’s stood for 93 years. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the unveiling of Pennsylvania’s 2,567th roadside historical marker honoring Lewis Robert “Hack” Wilson, a hometown, home run hero who at 5-foot-6 overcame vast odds to become one of the titans of his era.


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