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  • Art Fabbro - Former Montreal Royal (Brooklyn Dodgers farm team)

    Hi there,

    I sent this message to my SABR colleagues last month, but they couldn't provide much information.

    I'm looking for information on a former Brooklyn Dodgers farmhand named Art Fabbro who played for the Montreal Royals in 1954. The reason I ask is that I'm attempting to write a blog entry about each Montreal Royals player pictured in their official 1954 team photo.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Kevin Glew
    Check out my Canadian baseball history blog called "Cooperstowners in Canada": http://www.kevinglew.wordpress.com

  • #2
    Hi Kevin...I've been meaning to look into this and at last have had a chance to do so.
    There's remarkably little about this player in the Sporting News. It doesn't appear that he ever got a feature.
    However, I turned to fultonhistory.com, an online archive of New York State newspapers, and came up with this bit of background (see picture).
    I think it'll help you, and further digging on that site may give you more.

    I'm not 100% sure, but it looks to me like Mr. Fabbro is no longer with us. Baseball-reference.com shows him as being born in 1927, which fits with this story, under the name Arthur G. Fabbro. An Arthur Gino Fabbro, born on November 6, 1927, died in Port Richey, Florida on April 4, 2009.
    Fabbro_AlbanyKnickerbockerNews_Jun29-1951.JPG

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    • #3
      findagrave.com has a listing for an Arthur G. Fabbro born 1927 - died 2009.

      Plot: Eternity Garden- Columbarium
      in Hudson, Florida
      Created by: J.A. & D.S.
      Record added: Dec 31, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 46194979

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      • #4
        From Montreal columnist Dink Carroll in the spring of 1955. Fabbro apparently quit after the Royals released him.
        Fabbro_Mtl.JPG

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        • #5
          Here he is in action.
          Fabbro_1953.jpg

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          • #6
            Thank you for this information. I'm sorry I haven't responded sooner. This is great information. Sincerely, Kevin
            Check out my Canadian baseball history blog called "Cooperstowners in Canada": http://www.kevinglew.wordpress.com

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