My Top 10 Memories at Philadelphia Phillies Games

July 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Fan News

In 1972 in between games of a double header, me and a school chum sat in the upper deck at the Vet and saw Karl Walenda walk across Veterans’ Stadium. To my memory, Walenda always worked without a net. It caught up t several years later: On March 22, 1978, at age 73, Karl attempted a walk between the two towers of the ten-story Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on a wire stretched 121 feet above the pavement. Karl lost his footing in the 30 mile per hour winds and fell to his death.

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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