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October 15, 2017

Being it is playoff and World Series baseball time all over the U.S. the photo and names of the 1957 Pirates of the Louisa/Ft. Gay Little League seems an appropriate Recollections entry this week.


Ab VanHoose's batting average was .553 and he was used most of the time as our leadoff hitter. 

"...I hit the ball just over the shortstop’s head (Harold) that won the 1957 Little League Series Game.  Our coach Chesley Wright had Wright Brothers Jewelry On Madison Avenue, when he was closing it down and moving out, I got the 1957 trophy, and I have one of the baseballs and bats that we used then too, wish I had it signed by everyone then.   

–Fred Jones-

Coaches: Cecil Sands and Chesley Wright

Ab VanHoose, 3rd base

Charlie Hill, catcher

Day Day Kerns, 2nd base

Gary Eves, 1st base

Fred Jones, Shortstop

Bud Lemaster, Pitcher

Ed Hensley, Pitcher

Marvin Sands, Pitcher

Robert Castle, Right Field

Nelson Sparks, Backup catcher

Bruce Bussey, outfield

Bill Fred Dodson, outfield

Two unidentified players. (If you know them send in their names to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Ronnie Holt and Billy Pickrell



0 #2 Bill F.Dotson 2017-10-19 22:54
Think that is David Pickrell,Billy was his older brother, thanks
-1 #1 Ab VanHoose 2017-10-16 21:26
Fred,I just looked at the picture, 2 names I forgot Ronnie Holt and Billy Pickrell.

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