Monday, October 12, 2009

1952 Summer League Baseball

Photo and story by Joe Cunningham
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This was a summer league and kids from Wheeler and Jericho especially played on those all the time.

Front - Stanley Hendrix, Dean Rutherford, Joe Cunningham, Bobby Hamblin, Bill Walker (son of Cleve and brother of Buster and Norma Jean - some think it is Buddy DeVaughn but I am pretty sure it is Bill), Joe Murray Davis

Back - Ellis Wayne Christian, Joe Grissom, Charles Mathis, Grover Thomas, Enoch Gentry, Ted Hill (Wheeler), Frank Norman, Wyatt Weatherford, Charles Weatherford, Gerald White (Jericho).

This is Coach Haynes' first summer league baseball and I think it is 1952 for twelve and over. I wasn't really on that team, being only 10, but managed to get in the picture.

This is a re posting from May 2008. The photo was lost on Google somehow. -CH


  1. Anybody heard from Bill Walker or Ted Hill?

  2. How about Buster Walker? Wonder if anyone knows where he is? He was a good friend. We rode horses together near Brices Crossroads.

  3. I believe that Bill, Buster and Norma Jean moved to Detroit but haven't heard from them in years.