Opening Day is close, Spring has to be coming.


We know that hearing about baseball means that spring is near (winter has to be so over), but here is Hoboken born-and-raised Tom Carey (left in photo) playing ball in the fall of 1931 with Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. No, not the World Series. Just an exhibition game in West New York, but it was a nice moment for Carey. His niece, Mary Anne Tweed, recently donated some photos and memorabilia about him. He actually started his pro career as a minor leaguer with the N.Y. Yankees, but went on to play major league ball for several seasons with other teams. Learn more about him in our online catalog, use keyword:  2015.010.*