53 YEARS AGO
JUNE 14, 1962
“E’green’s Wayne Chose To Play By College Stars: Former Auburn center Wayne Frazier and tackle Billy Wilson Saturday were named to the 50-man College All-Star squad which will meet the Green Bay Packers Friday night, Aug. 3, at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
“Wayne Frazier, 225-pound son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Frazier of Evergreen, has signed with the San Diego Chargers in the American Football League.
“Billy Wilson, 250-pound giant from Birmingham, is the property of the National Football League, St. Louis Cardinals.
“They’re two of nine Southeastern Conference players chosen for the team Otto Graham will coach against the NFL champion Packers.”
“EVERGREEN SENIOR LEAGUE: Indians vs. Tigers: The Tigers, after falling behind, 4-0, in the first inning, came back with a five-run third inning which was flanked on either side by three-run outbursts to take an 11-5 decision from the hapless Indians.
“Bubba Faulkner started for the Tigers but lasted only one third of an inning. Mike Fields replaced Faulkner on the mound and after the second inning held the Indians scoreless. Bob Ivey lasted until the fourth when Paul Deason took over for the losers.
“Joe Sasser, Calvin Smith and Mitch Kilpatrick each contributed two hits apiece to the Tiger attack which was aided considerably by sloppy Indian defense work.
“Braves vs. Pirates: The Braves took a 13-6 win over the Pirates Monday night to remain in first place.
“Claude Aaron was three for three and drove in the four runs for the winners. Terry Coleman also had two hits for the winners.
“Steve Baggett went four innings and was then relieved by George Fountain who surrendered three runs but only one of these runs was earned.
“Grady Hobbs was the Braves’ starter but Ronnie Jackson took the win in relief.
“Indians vs. Pirates: The Pirates, behind Steve Baggett’s one-hitter, whipped the Indians, 2-0, Thursday night. Baggett was also two for three at bat and drove in both Pirate runs.
“Paul Deason, the Indian moundsman, was the victim of two unearned runs as he pitched a three-hitter. The Indians have yet to score this season.
“Braves v. Tigers: Sammy Brown’s three-run, inside-the-park home run in the sixth inning gave the Braves a 7-6 win over the Tigers and sole possession of first place.
“Grady Hobbs started on the hill for the winners but reliever Ronnie Jackson, who came in in the third, received credit for the victory. Mike Fields went all the way to absorb the loss for the Tigers.
“The Tigers’ big inning came in the third when Sid Lambert slammed a two-run homer which was inside-the-park like Brown’s.”
“Lyeffion Begins Recreation Hour Tomorrow Night: The Lyeffion High School will sponsor a recreation program in the Lyeffion gymnasium during the summer. The first recreational social will be Friday night, June 15, 7:30 until 10:30.
“A color film of the 1962 Senior Bowl will be shown Friday night.
“There will be a fee of 25 cents for all adults and school age children to cover the cost of equipment and utilities.
“Coach Shirley Frazier urges everyone, young and old, to come out each Friday night and enjoy the friendly fellowship.”
68 YEARS AGO
JUNE 12, 1947
“Greenies Whitewash McCullough 11 To 0: Wendell Hart tossed his first shut out of the season Thursday when he gave up only five hits to the same team that had beaten him with six hits four days before. Sunday’s tilt with Frisco City was postponed because of rain.
“The locals will journey to Frisco City for a single affair Thursday and will encounter some stiff opposition from an improved Monroeville nine on Sunday in Monroeville. James Carpenter, a young southpaw who has not seen any action on the mound so far this season, will probably open against Frisco City.
“The Greenies showed plenty of power at the plate in Thursday’s contest as they collected 16 bingles off three McCullough moundsmen. Big Wade Nobles led the murderous attack with three hits in as many times at bat. Haskew Page slapped a three-run homer out of the park in the fifth inning that sent the starting hurler to the showers. The fielding on the part of the locals also showed some improvement as for double plays were made in the nine inning fray.
“Aided by a perfect day at the plate Thursday, Nobles pulled ahead of Edsel Johnson to capture first place in the batting averages. Nobles has an average of .455 while Johnson’s now stands at .444.”
“Friends of Mrs. Harry Monroe will be glad to know that she is improving from injuries received when she was hit in the eye by a foul ball while attending a baseball game at Brooklyn Sunday. She was rushed to Hill Crest Infirmary in Andalusia and found it necessary to take 16 stitches under the eye. She was later carried to Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.”
“The Evergreen Softball League got underway in a big way Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Stuart Motor Co. was victorious over Southern Coach by a score of 21-3. French Dry Cleaners defeated National Guard, 17-10, in the nightcap affair.”
83 YEARS AGO
JUNE 14, 1932
“Local Ball Team Meets McKenzie Today: The local baseball team which was organized at the beginning of the summer has been enjoying a successful season. Four games have been played up to date, the local team having won two and lost two. The first game was played against McKenzie, one of the strongest amateur ball teams in this part of the state, and was won by Evergreen in the 14th inning, 2-1. The next two games were against Greenville. Evergreen lost the first one in Greenville, 4-3, and the following Thursday won in Evergreen, 5-2. The fourth game of the season was lost to McKenzie in Evergreen.
“McKenzie comes to Evergreen to play this afternoon. The two teams now stand tied in games, each team having won one of the two games played. Hyde, the local pitching star, has been in ship-shape condition all season, having given up only one hit per game in one of the games against Greenville and one against McKenzie. Red Hall, the sorrel topped lad from McKenzie, tried out with Mobile at the beginning of the season, and was making for himself a fine pitching record when that team stopped playing. These two pitchers will again face each other this afternoon determined to have a victory.
“Evergreen has one of the strongest local teams since the famous Moorer Boy’s outfit a number of years ago. One of that aggregation is still performing at the shortstop position, and Randolph makes the space between second and third bases a bad place to hit a ball.
“Clarence Miller, the long, tall, lean, and lanky lad who gained a reputation for himself in years gone by through his ability with the stick, will be with us again at first base, and Proc. Bradley can still be counted on for long drives as well as Ivey and Gaston.
“Probable line-up for this afternoon: Moorer, shortstop; Millsap, second base; Bradley, left field; Ivey, center field; Miller of Kelly, first base; Gaston, third base; Page or Andrews, catcher; Andrews or Northcutt, right field; Hyde, pitcher.”
98 YEARS AGO
JUNE 14, 1917
“A number of young men from this neighborhood (Owassa) spent last Thursday fishing near Pollard.”