Baseball as a kid

March 8, 2013

Today kids play a lot of baseball, but I am not sure they play much other than during their particular age group leagues. Some play on all-star teams and play throughout the year, and a few play Legion ball. I can remember playing ball games every time I could round up a few players and we could find an open lot. Some Sundays we might play three or four games in an afternoon. Some of my fondest memories were playing games at the old diamond in Oldenburg. I believe I played for seven hours at one servers’ picnic while in junior high. I also remember taking part in the Tri-County League in various capacities. I did play a short time until arthritis took its toll, but then kept the score book for Oldenburg and umpired with Jim Boyd. I remember watching characters like Walt Vonderheide play and the exploits of some of the Cincinnati Tigers and their famous bus. These were fun times and I spent a lot of Sunday afternoons with this league. Then there were the games played for a half barrel of beer. I did not drink, but I paid for a few tankards of the brew. I wonder if these games go on today? If they do not, they are missing a great chance to have a lot of fun on a summer day.

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Two Hearts One Community Prayer ... @ Milan Park
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