GOBEY 1938 BASEBALL TEAM

My Grandmother, Jenny Byrd Stringfield subscribed to the Morgan County News for many years after they left Tennessee and moved to South Carolina around 1941.  I found this clipping in my parents house last year after my Mom passed away.  The handwritting is my Grandmother's and her notes say:  "I use to have this picture when we move to SC.  Lee did pitch some when someone was out.  They had B dimond in the old pasture"

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Tilson remembers team

  This week's "Sharing the Past" picture was submitted by Arvil Tilson who lives in Mossy Grove.  The picture was made in 1938 and shows the Gobey baseball team.  Tilson said they were called the Emory River Valley League and said he doesn't remember their records but said they did win more than lost.  They were definitely a winning team.  They played other teams from Lancing, Harriman, Dyllis, Petros, Coalfied, and even played Stearns, Ky. a few times.  "We had a nice diamond furnished by the Emory River Lumber Company.  It was the lower end of the pasture field where the work horses pastured over the weekend. They would clean it up and it was a very nice place to play.  No cows were allowed in that part of the pasture!" Tilson said.  He remembers that Bill Reynolds was manager for awhile and then Jack Portwood took over the manager's position.  The logging part of the lumber company's operation was closed out in 1940 according to Tilson and the men were separated as they scattered out looking for work.  Those in the picture front row from left are: Raymond L. Hines, Seth Terrell, Jack Portwood, Harold Davidson, and Wayne Portwood.  Back row from left are: Arvil Tilson, Earl Chambers, Amos Hampton, Ray Perkins, Clyde Posey, and Claude McCabe.  Thanks to Tilson for 'sharing' the picture and information with our readers.  Story by Jean Pollard, Correspondent December 24, 1992. {Morgan County News}



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