Charles Durmeyer, the Cotton States Baby

Charles Durmeyer, the Cotton States Baby

Charles Durmeyer, the Cotton States Baby Charles Philip Durmeyer, Jr. was born in New Orleans on August 29, 1889. His father, Charles Durmeyer, Sr., was a butcher with a few seasons of minor league ball to his credit. Charles Sr. gave up the professional game when his...
The South

The South

The South And is there anything that can tell more about an American summer than, say, the smell of the wooden bleachers in a small-town baseball park, that resinous, sultry, and exciting smell of old dry wood.– Thomas Wolfe, letter to Arthur Mann, 1938 Captain W.T....
The Name on the Base

The Name on the Base

The Name on the Base Jack Corbett’s best friend is Jack Corbett; his ideal, Jack Corbett; his criterion, Jack Corbett; and his hero, Jack Corbett.– Winston-Salem Twin-City Daily Sentinel, March 11, 1916 It has been said that we must judge a man by the enemies he...
Anderson

Anderson

Anderson Once more baseball is here. In every city and hamlet in the land eager “fans” can hardly wait for the results of the day’s games. On every vacant lot in the United States future baseball stars are quarreling over the weighty decisions of a young umpire. With...