June 13, 2012
NATIVE SON RECOGNIZED - Native son Johnny Podres, the 1955 World Series Most Valuable Player, was honored June 9 when the town of Moriah unveiled a sign in his memory on Route 9n/22 south of the village of Port Henry. Taking part in the ceremony was the Podres family, including Podres widow, Joan. Podres, who died in 2008, grew up on Lamos Place in Witherbee. He graduated from Mineville High School in 1950 before joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. After a long career as a pitcher and later as a pitching coach, Podres retired to Queensbury.