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The York Revolution’s Sean Smith is seen after the Revs pulled out a win against Sugarland in Atlantic League playoff action on Sept. 26. In the 8th inning, Smith had tied the game with a homer over the left field wall and hopped around the bases, a scene viewed hundreds of thousands of times in homes around the world. He injured himself rounding first base after running out the hit, not aware that the ball had cleared the outfield wall.

This cannery is identified as the New Park Canning House, operated by Louis P. Colgan in the 1920s. York County, Pa., had many such businesses, and some operate today. It was southern York County’s bountiful agricultural products, vast orchards and large canneries that prompted the U.S. to send German prisoners-of-war to that region in World War II. The Stewartstown Historical Society is looking for information on southern York County canning houses for an upcoming program.

‘Here’s a “lost Satterthwaite” for your collection,’ ex-Yorker and Florida journalist Gary Dutery wrote on my Facebook page. ‘I wonder if anyone remembers York, Pa.’s “Colonial Days?” ‘ Gary went on to tell his a story about fellow York ex-pat artist Cliff Satterthwaite, now living in Fredericksburg, Va.

The YDR’s Throwback Thursday series starts with an interview with West York’s Travis Hoffman, who threw ‘The Pass’ that enabled Kennard-Dale’s Adam Miller to score his 2,000th point in front of a home crowd. Here’s Travis’ take on that 1990s moment prep basketball moment: ‘”I scored over 1,000 career points, but I am forever remembered for a turnover! Playing Kennard-Dale and in my opinion, the best player in the history of York County basketball, Adam Miller, we were getting blown out.’

Here’s a mystery photo to locate. It’s a carving of a wolf, and it sits on public display in a York County, Pa., town. Can you place it? (See answer below). Hint: Think about the animal in the carving.

The start of the prep football season brings to mind a former York, Pa., High athlete who is now in the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Chris Doleman is seen in his high school photo. He went on to football greatness at the University of Pittsburgh and then in pro ball with the Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons.

Bruce Arians, a William Penn High School graduate, is seen here in 2007 after his promotion to offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has since received yet another promotion: to head coach of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. He is among a slew of achievers from York County, Pa., who played big on the national stage.