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'Buck' Boyle left a lasting legacy in Allentown

'Buck' Boyle left a lasting legacy in Allentown

When one speaks of the pantheon of Allentown sports legends — those who not only excelled in sports, but went on to spend years successfully molding the minds and bodies of young area athletes — it's easy to remember the more recent examples while forgetting about some of the early pioneers. One such pioneer was George "Buck" Boyle, a former pro baseball player, founder of Allentown's Downtown Youth Center and in whose honor the former Riverfront Park in Allentown was named in 1972. Allentown Native Because he was born on the same date (Feb. 22) as George Washington, proud parents Neil and Mary Ann (Roxberry) Boyle, named their second son George...

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