A perfect end to a perfect summer

By Jake Shellenberger
’95 Tournament Participant

I played for the 1995 Mountville Indians that won the Midget-Midget New Era title. I graduated in 2001 from Hempfield, where I played football, swam, and of course baseball. I saw this website in the paper and figured I would take a look. … Continue reading

Some quick thoughts on the tournament

Thanks for starting to capture a piece of Lancaster County history that impacted so many individuals lives. I played for Paradise in 1954 (runner-up), 1955, 1957 and 1958. I was the winning pitcher in 1955 and 1958.

I have nearly all the news articles and feature photographs for the 1955 … Continue reading

Junior Midget 50th anniversary

Tonight we turn back the clock 50 years to 1961. The Lancaster Red Roses are playing at Stumpf Field. Teammates Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle are locked in a home run battle. And the first New Era Tournament Junior Midget championship game is played at Farnum Field in Lancaster.

The … Continue reading