Jan 15, 2008 — Witherbee-native Johnny Podres passed away on Sunday at the age of 75. Podres may be the most famous athlete ever to emerge from the Adirondacks. His left-handed pitching helped the Dodgers capture their first World Series in 1955. Brian Mann has this remembrance.
Update: A public remembrance will take place on Thursday, January 17, at St. Patrick's Church in Port Henry from 11 am until noon. A funeral service will be celebrated.