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Old News


Webb City Area Genealogical Society

February 28, 2024

As baseball season approaches, we have this photo of the 1955 Webb City Recreation team and their sponsor, Les Ulmer. When these boys were older, they would have been allowed to play the pinball machines at Webb City Recreation, which was mostly a pool hall. It was operated at 110 W. Daugherty St. from 1944 to 1971.

Baseball games in this era were played at Independent Field on North Main Street.

We notice this team did not lack for pitching staff. The photo is stamped June 7, 1955.

(FRONT) Terry Day, Clyde Walker (center field, pitcher), Dickie Friend (2nd base, center field), Mike Hamilton, Jimmy Daniels, Jay Kosinsky, Michael Pyke (pitcher, right field).

(BACK) Sponsor Les Ulmer, Gary Brown (2nd base, center field), George Huffman (3rd base, center field), Warren Hood (catcher), John Hamilton (1st base, pitcher), Chuck Rausch (pitcher, right field), Cecil Goddard (left field, pitcher), Gary King (shortstop, 3rd base), and George Brown, manager. Dr. William Wells-Lee was also a sponsor.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.