Stanley “Packy Rodgers” Harzinski

About This Inductee

Swoyersville, PA

Harzinski played football for Swoyersville High School. In 1932, he attended Wyoming Seminary and starred in football, baseball and track and his accomplishments earned his a place on the school’s Hall of Fame. Harzinski then took his athletic talents to Fordham University where he played baseball and football. In 1935, “Packy” was given a tryout with the Elmira Pioneers of the NYP league and played for two years with them. In 1938 he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became a starter at third base. He was traded to New Orleans in 1939 and spent eleven years as a minor league player and player/manager. In 1956, Harzinski began scouting the eastern region for the Washington Senators. He continued scouting when the Senators moved to Minnesota and became the Twins.