By Steve Kreider
Participant in ’74, Coach in ’91
The great game of baseball has consumed a major part of my life for well over 30 years. I grew up in the Akron/Ephrata area in the 60’s and 70’s when this world moved at a much slower pace.
As … Continue reading
By John I. Blanck
From the Sunday News
It was 50 years ago this August that the Manheim Chix won the sixth LNP Midget-Midget Baseball Tournament . The events during and after the tournament were exciting for boys of 11 and 12 years of age and even today bring … Continue reading
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
By Dave Byrne
In August of 1963 the Millersville Blue Jays won the New Era Tournament Junior-Midget championship, becoming the third — and last — Millersville town team to claim an NET title.
Flash forward 50 years and eight of the surviving 11 members of that team, … Continue reading
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
By Dave Bryne
The summer of 1946, the first full summer of peace after World War II, was a time of change in America.
In Lancaster County, there was perceived to be trouble with juvenile delinquency – although, when compared to today’s shenanigans, the sins of yesteryear’s … Continue reading