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Morning Star, June 8, 1997, pg. 1

Summer is here, and that means it is time for local softball and baseball teams, sponsored by area churches and businesses. Historically, baseball/softball has been a strong sport in Albion, and there have been many “star” players through the years. One team that was in existence for many years was the Malleable Giants, a baseball team sponsored by the Albion Malleable Iron Company. The Giants provided an avenue for local minorities to show their athletic ability, as well as a way for men to continue this recreational sport beyond the high school years.

From our Historical Notebook this week we present a 1949 photograph of the Giants team, taken on August 21st of that year, shortly before their game at Victory Park against Pulaski. Front row, left to right: Manager Willie Harris, Bill Honaker, Henry Newton (bat boy’s helper), Allen Harris (bat boy), and William Chandler. Middle row: Eli Lewis, John Woods, Nathaniel Howard, James McIntosh, Roy Stallworth, Josephus Jones, Ed Honaker, and Dale MacDonald. Back row: George Stallworth, Ulysses Curtis, A. D. Ware, Dick Anderson, Jessie Davis, Charles Gray, and Bob Habern.

1949 Malleable Giants Softball Team


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