45 YEARS AGO
JULY 23, 1970
“This is the All Star Team of the National League: (Giants) Larry Reid, Walker Scott, Woody Register, Ronnie Pugh, Karl Dubose, Joe Andrews, Delane Hartzog, Darwin Covin and Tom Nielsen; and (Yankees) Buddy Carrier, Freddie Sellers, Junior Nelson, Allen Padgett, Jerry Kendrick, Jeff Daniels and Gray Stevens.”
“These players were chosen as members of the All Star Team of the American League: (Pelicans) Donnie Ray Butts, David Sabino, Steve DuBose, Bret Gearhart, Darin Gearhart, Mike Webb, Tony Rains and Randall Cooper; and (Orioles) Tony Hawsey, David Bass, Mike Nelson, Bobby Padgett, Bill Cope, Ronnie Brooks and Wayne Gladwell.”
“Evergreen Jaycees Horse Show set at Lenox July 25: The Evergreen Jaycees will stage their annual Horse Show on Sat., July 25, in the Lenox Horse Arena at Lenox. The 27-classes show will get underway at five o’clock p.m. Barbecue will be served starting at 4 p.m.
“The show is approved as a Class A Show by the Alabama Horseman’s Association. A total of 20 classes are AHA approved. Both walking and quarter horse events are scheduled.
“Lawrence Gladwell is show chairman and James Ansley is secretary. Harold Ryals will serve as master of ceremonies. Dr. Carl Wilson will be the show veterinarian. Mrs. Ruth Miller of Greenville will be at the organ.”
60 YEARS AGO
JULY 28, 1955
“Chapman And Paul Score Often In Wins Sunday: Chapman, the new entry in the Conecuh County Amateur League, jumped on four Old Texas pitchers to hand them their worst defeat of the season, 25-1, on Sunday. Chapman hitters got 18 safeties, and with Burkett going all the way, Old Texas batters only solved his pitching for three singles, and one run that was unearned.
“Paul over Garland: Harold Godwin had Garland batters in the palm of his hand for seven innings as Paul scored a big win over Garland, 15-3, at Paul Sunday. Godwin allowed only two hits and no runs. McClendon relieved Godwin after seven, and allowed two hits and three runs. Mason caught for Paul.
“Big guns at the bat for Paul were Harold Godwin and Robert King, three hits; and Homer Riley and Terrell McClendon, two hits.
“Paul will invade the league leaders home territory at Old Texas Sunday.
“Lyeffion over McKenzie: McKenzie played host to the cellar dwelling Lyeffion team in the Conecuh County Amateur League Sunday and came out on the short end of the score, 11-6. Robert Dees and Donald Evers pitched effectively, and their team gave the hitting it is capable of doing.
“Sunday Games: McKenzie at Lyeffion; Paul at Old Texas; Chapman at Garland.”
“League Leaders Lose Two Games, Dodgers Execute Triple Play: Dodgers jump on Red Sox: The lowly Dodgers pulled the first triple play of the year and the biggest upset of the season all in one afternoon as they outscored the league leading Red Sox, 14-10, on Wed., July 20. Jackie Frazier went all the way for the Dodgers, giving up five hits and 11 walks and striking out four batters.
“Conner Warren, who was tagged for the loss, was hit only three times, but he walked 13 Dodgers while striking out eight men. Jimmy Raines, Bonner Ridgeway and Wayne Tolbert collected the lone three hits of Warren, while Andy Moses with two for three, Billy Melton, Don Holcombe and Conner Warren, all one for two, garnered the five hits off Jackie Frazier.
“The Dodgers pulled their triple play in the third inning with nobody out, and the scored tied at 7-7. Melton got to first base on an error, and went to second on a walk to Don Holcombe. Stanley Barlow then lined to Jimmy Raines, Dodger second baseman. The officials ruled the ball touched the ground. Upon catching the ball, Raines tagged Melton, and threw to first baseman, Jimmy Kelley, who tagged Holcombe, for the second out, then stepped on first for the third out. Observers said it was as neatly and quickly executed as if the boys were big leaguers, instead of little leaguers.
“Giants stop Yankees: The ambitious Giants, led by Eddie Lambert, with four for four and Terry Trawick with two for four, dealt the Yankees their third consecutive defeat Friday afternoon by a 16-7 score. This win advanced the Giants to second place by half a game over the Yankees.
“Leon Stinson pitched controlled ball, as he gave up nine hits, struck out 11 men and issued no walks. H.W. Ward pitched for the Yankees. Yankee hit leaders were Ronnie Byrd, who had a perfect afternoon with three for three, Reuben Hyde, three for four, H.W. Ward, two for three, and Bob Miller, one for three.
“Giants over Red Sox: The Giants, flushed from two straight wins, tagged the Red Sox with their second loss Monday afternoon, 14-12, in an abbreviated game called at the end of the fifth on account of darkness.
“Eddie Lambert, the Giant starter, got credit for the win, although he was relieved in the fourth inning by David Hyde, who also pitched good ball. Leon Stinson led the Giant hitting attack with two for three, while Terry Trawick had two for four.
“LeGrand Lynch, the ace Red Sox pitcher, was tagged for his first loss of the season, being relieved in the fourth by the other Sox ace, Conner Warren. Billy Melton had one hit for his only trip to the plate, Lynch had two for three, and Warren had two for four.”
75 YEARS AGO
JULY 25, 1940
“Recreation: There’s no end to the thrill of a few games of pool with friends at the Pastime – a game of skill, coordination and luck. Clean, wholesome fun at minimum cost.
“Join your friends at the Pastime – Cold drinks and cool breezes.
“OPEN THURSDAY AFTERNOON - PASTIME BILLIARD PARLOR.”
90 YEARS AGO
JULY 22, 1925
“BASEBALL: Thurs., July 23, 4 p.m. – Evergreen vs. Andalusia: Andalusia has won two and tied one out of four games with Evergreen, and Evergreen is going to try to even the count. The last game was a thriller to the last inning and ended 4 to 3 in Evergreen’s favor. The keenest of rivalry exists between the two teams. In Jernigan and Amos Andalusia has two of the fastest base runners in amateur ball.”
105 YEARS AGO
JULY 27, 1910
“E.J. McCreary returned yesterday from a fishing trip near St. Andrews Bay. He brought with him a fine specimen of his catch – a king fish about four feet long.”