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Johnny Podres, dead at age 75
Johnny Podres, dead at age 75

Johnny Podres, Adirondack sports giant, dead at 75

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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.

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Podres as Grand Marshall of a 2005 Port Henry parade. Nancie Battaglia photo

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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