Vintage baseball

Posted March 27, 2014 at 10:54 am

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Thought maybe with “Opening Day” of the 2014 baseball season a week away, you might enjoy using these VINTAGE El Dorado Springs Legion Team photos.

My mom produced them after I had asked Ken Fortney (front row second from left) if he remembered missing a fly ball in left field and throwing his glove down in disgust. I was probably somewhere around six years old at the time and remember it distinctly. Ken said he didn’t remember the incident or even playing for the Legion team. My mom happened to be sitting at the table and I asked her if she happened to have a team photo and she said she did!

Here’s the proof!

Players in the photo that I can identify are…

Front Row from left: Ken Fortney, Sam Hacker, Randy Frances; Back Row from left: Buddy Abrahamson, Melvin Ware, Philip Winters, Jim “Goose” McPeak, Dennis Mogan, Coach Jim Hacker, Coach Bill Campbell.

The second attached photo was of a team my dad also coached … the butchers. I don’t know the league, or age, or any of them except Sam Hacker (back row 3rd from right in dark cap).

Larry Hacker

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