52 YEARS AGO
APRIL 25, 1963
“Conecuh Baseball Loop Opens Play With Games Sunday: The Conecuh County Amateur League has been reorganized for the 1963 season and will open play Sunday afternoon. The complete schedule for the six teams participating will be released at an early date.
“Bernard Powell is again serving as president of the baseball league. He states that the league is composed by these six teams: Paul, Damascus, Red Level, McKenzie, Flat Rock and Mixonville.
“Games scheduled Sunday are: Paul vs. Damascus at Paul; Red Level vs. McKenzie at Red Level; and Flat Rock vs. Mixonville at Evergreen.”
“Little League Meet Set Monday Night: Earl Windham, President of the Evergreen Junior Baseball League, has called a league meeting for players, managers and others interested in little league ball Monday night. The meeting will be held in the main court room of the Conecuh County Court House at seven o’clock.
“Officers for 1963 are: Earl Windham, President; Ed Smith, V.P.; Leslie Huggins, Sec.-Treas.; Ray Owens, Player Manager; Joe Sasser, Chief Scorer, and Henry Allman, Chief Umpire.”
“Just to prove that men aren’t the only ones with fish stories to tell, Mrs. Fincher Allen (nee Joanne Alexander) poses with this string taken last week in a local pond. Most of the fish were bream, but that big one up front is a nice bass that went better than 2-1/2 pounds.”
67 YEARS AGO
APRIL 29, 1948
“Carpenter Hurls Trojans To 8-2 Win, Whiffs 12: James Carpenter and R.E. Ivey of Evergreen played leading parts in a recent victory of the Sunflower Trojan baseball squad. Carpenter pitched the Trojans to an easy 8-2 win over the strong East Mississippi nine. He limited East to five widely scattered hits.
“The Trojans had a busy day at bat. Carpenter and Bobby Hooker both turned in perfect batting records for the day. R.E. Ivey slammed out a crucial double that figured heavily in Trojan scoring. Grissett and Tolbert also hit doubles.
“Carpenter shoved his southpaw slants past East batters for 12 strikeouts and issued only three passes.”
“Want To Play Softball? Meeting Next Wednesday: Prof. J. Cliff Harper of Evergreen High School issued a call this week for all persons interested in playing, managing or in any way participating in softball this summer to meet at the high school here next Wednesday night at seven o’clock.
“Mr. Harper stressed especially that this meeting is to include all those interested in softball. Those who wish to play, those who wish to enter a team in the play, those who wish to manage teams, carry buckets, etc. are included in this call.
“This meeting will be for organizational purposes. It is important that all directors of the league and managers of last year’s entries be present. Remember next Wednesday night, May 5, at Evergreen High School, seven o’clock.”
82 YEARS AGO
APRIL 27, 1933
“Evergreen Team Joins Central Alabama Loop: At a meeting in Greenville Tuesday night, the Central Alabama Baseball League was organized with four clubs – Evergreen, Greenville, Ft. Deposit and Luverne – definitely signing up as members of the new loop.
“Officers of the league were selected as follows: Lucian Glass of Ft. Deposit, president; Loyce Hyde of Evergreen, Merrit McLendon of Luverne, Carl Golson of Ft. Deposit and Floyd Ziegler of Greenville, league directors. Admission prices at all league games will be 25 and 15 cents.”
“Tom Melton, slugging catcher, is the latest addition to the local baseball squad. Melton was out for his first practice session Wednesday and the way that lanky boy handled himself was a joy to see.”
“Archie Barfield of Castleberry, Nub Noble and Walter Williamson have a three-cornered battle on for the first basing job. Barfield seems to have the edge so far, being a steady fielder and thrower, as well as possessing a good batting eye.”
“The infield otherwise will probably see Hayward Hanna at second, Al Hansen at short with a spirited battle being waged for third between several local boys.”
“In the outfield will be Milton ‘Skeeter’ Amos, Pugh Holland, Trout Amos or a combination of approximately equal chosen from half a dozen other candidates, including Gaston of Belleville.”
112 YEARS AGO
APRIL 29, 1903
“Some few (at Garland) have commenced fishing by building small fires on the bank of the creek to prevent cold feet.”