Friday, April 02, 2010

Harry Benninghoff: An Unsung Hero of Eutaw Street

The Friday edition of The Sun includes the obit for Harry Benninghoff, a former Procter & Gamble executive who worked as a tour guide at Camden Yards during his retirement.

Benninghoff also had a responsibility near and dear to my heart: directing the installation of the baseball plaques that mark Eutaw Street home runs. He's therefore an unsung hero of the Eutaw Street Chronicles.
Another job that Mr. Benninghoff handled was making sure that the brass baseball plaques marking the spot where home run balls land on Eutaw Street were installed.

Despite not feeling well, Mr. Benninghoff was at Oriole Park a week before his death, making sure that last year's home-run plaques, which were to be placed before Opening Day in the concrete walkway, were going in the proper location.

"Harry would go over the list with us and confirm where the balls landed before the plaque went in," Ms. Barlow said.


Chris Stoner said...

I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Benninghoff as a Tour Guide. A nice man, who genuinely enjoyed being at the park.

Matthew Taylor said...

Thanks for sharing your experience, Chris.