Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Wally Post Red - Dave’s Midwestern Ohio Memories

A Series of Guest Blogs by an out-of-state Fish Report reader originally from this area about fond memories of growing up in Midwestern Ohio during the 50’s & 60’s

Wally Post Red

Last weekend, we traveled to Napoleon, Ohio because my wife was invited to a baby shower for the spouse of our nephew, Derrick. While the shower was going on, I had the pleasure of enjoying a nice lunch with the soon-to-be-father at a wonderful establishment place called Spenglers.

Spengler’s is quite a place that hasn’t changed much since it’s founding in 1897. This excerpt from it’s menu explains it all!

To further enhance the experience, soon after we got seated at the very table shown in the photo below, my nephew's father-in-law, Tom, a lifetime native of Napoleon, joined us for lunch.

Tom ordered a local craft brew by the name of Wally Post Red. I immediately cancelled my ice tea order and got the same beer for myself. Wally Post was a personal hero of mine growing up and it was a real honor and pleasure to enjoy his namesake brew produced by the Moeller Brew Barn in Maria Stein.

Our waitress claimed the Cincinnati Reds were going to start serving Wally Post Red at the stadium soon; maybe then they’ll start winning!

Enjoy this Press Pro article about Wally Post that was published back in 2015 by Sonny Fuchs as well as the story on the back of Wally’s ball card shown below about his biggest thrill in baseball.

Legend has it Wally Post hit the longest home run ever. The feat supposedly occurred in Cincinnati’s old Crosley field when Wally hit a homer out of the park that landed in a southbound rail car traveling by the stadium that didn’t stop until getting to Lexington, Ky.! The story may be partly true, because there was a rail yard next to the old stadium but it was in foul territory, so most likely Wally hit the longest foul ball in history!


  1. Good to have you in Henry County and glad you enjoyed Spengler's!

    1. Henry County, Napoleon and Spengler's were all real treats and perfect places to spend some enjoyable time while my wife attended the baby shower.

  2. Hey Dave, how was the beer? Wally Post was one of my favorite ball players too! How is my classmate Debby doing these days. Remind her that next year we celebrate our 50th anniversary as a proud graduates of Russia High School!!


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