Historical Albion Michigan
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Any photos not otherwise credited are from the personal collection of Frank Passic, Albion Historian.

GALE MFG. COMPANY SOFTBALL TEAM

Morning Star, October 19, 2008, pg. 19

Copies of my latest Riverside Cemetery tour booklet entitled “The Veterans Memorial Stage Tour of Riverside Cemetery” are now available from yours truly or at the Albion Chamber of Commerce. Be sure and keep your collection complete. These are loaded with Albion history details you won’t find in any book. As we approach the holiday season, consider giving a copy of my book “Growing Up in Albion” as a gift this year to your out-of-town relatives, classmates, friends and acquaintances who once were Albion residents. This book is loaded with a variety of photographs that will bring back fond memories from those precious years of the 1950s and 1960s here in our town.

Last week’s photo of the 1947 Union Steel fast pitch softball team was completely identified. That is not the case with this week’s photograph. From our Historical Notebook this week we present a Gale Manufacturing Company fast pitch softball team, courtesy of Jim Cascarelli. It looks like it dates from the 1940s. Only a couple of persons have been tentatively identified.

In the first row, the third person may be Wallace Broxholm. In the back row, the second person is probably John Johnson, and the fourth person plumber Don Knoblauch. Does anyone else have this photograph and/or can anyone identify others? Let me know and we’ll keep our readers updated. If you need a clear copy to show to people, I can e-mail you one. My e-mail is: Albionfp@hotmail.com.


The Gale Manufacturing Company Fast Pitch Softball Team

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