We have had an MLB Hall of Famer, though. That would be Dan Brouthers, who, while he was not born here, did apparently consider it home.(Born Sylvan Lake NY)
This monument of him is on our main road through the village.
Since I became aware of him (by passing this monument on a walk several years ago), I've wanted to add a card of him to my collection, but his vintage cards are rare and expensive. His playing career was 1879-96, with a comeback in 1904. Not like Topps was around back then! Luckily, he was included in Panini's Cooperstown Collection, and that allowed me to add this card of him:
|2013 Panini Cooperstown Green Shard #13|
I hope to have more cards of him to show in the future, perhaps someday I will be able to find a lifetime issue I can afford. He has plenty of modern cards available on COMC and I plan to add a few more to my collection at some point. I'm going to do a little more research and see if I can find out more about his time in Wappingers Falls, if I am successful, expect future posts about him.
Thanks for reading!