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one of the founders. He said the league was a place where "old arms and legs go to die. "Doug Welch signed on, and later took over from Still as manager of the Raptors. They did so well 44 straight wins, at one point that in 2010 Air Jordan 8 Blue Orange
Welch loved hearing the stories which would eventually inform his novel, set in 1965 from Rock River League old timers. In those days, town teams Air Jordan 12 Grey Orange drew as many as 500 people for weekend games. At half a buck a head, plus concessions, there was actually money to be made running a team. Welch researched the Milwaukee Braves through books and newspapers. The team came to Wisconsin from Boston in 1953. The Braves did well in Milwaukee, both on the field and drawing fans. They had hitting stars like Henry Aaron and Eddie Mathews, pitchers Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette. But by 1964, new ownership wanted to move the team to Atlanta.
they switched to a non senior circuit called the Rock River League.
used her dad as a character in his book. Might Schardt take a look, and offer her thoughts? She said she would. Originally from Milton, and a 1973 Milton High School graduate, Welch worked for the Daily Jefferson County Union before joining the Milton Courier in 1991 as managing editor. In 1993, the Men's Senior Baseball League of Southern Wisconsin was formed. Players needed to be at least 30 to join. Former State Journal associate editor Tom Still was Air Jordan 4 Retro Black And Orange
Milwaukee refused to let the team out of a County Stadium lease that ran through the 1965 season. So there was one last, lame duck season in Milwaukee. In all the talk of loyalty and greed, what risked getting lost was the pure passion for baseball that drew the players to the game in the first place. In a way, something similar was happening to the aging stars of the Rock River League. People had discovered television and hundreds didn't fill the stands on weekends any longer. The money was drying up. But the game was still the Air Jordan 1 Grey White
game. In Welch's novel, the fictional character Parlee and the real life Gene Oliver talk about it in the Br.
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