1937 Comanche, Texas Softball Team

What a find for those of you who had a softball playing ancestor in Comanche, Texas in 1937!
1937 SOFTBALL TEAM Comanche, Texas: I wish I could tell you who gave me this picture, but I have long forgotten.

I can tell you, however, that according to the caption, this was a championship team. I am identifying these men by what was given to me. If you see a mistake, I would love for you to contact me.

Standing, Left to Right: Walter Jack Cunningham, official J.C. Biggs, manager, A.P. Burks, official

Middle Row: Melvin Bean, John Exum, Boyd Hilley, Roy Little, Tom Wortham, Albert Riley, Vance Payne

Front Row: Charles Marshall, Earl Ray Evans, John Carpenter, Dallas Hansard, George Willis

If you happen to know anything about any of these men, please share it with us by putting your info in the comment boxes below.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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7 Responses to 1937 Comanche, Texas Softball Team

  1. Missy Jones says:

    Fredda, I love the picture of these “Young” men still playing ball. tTey were all grown men, with jobs and families, but they spent a lot of time playing and practicing to play, strictly for fun and the exercise. There were other groups of man who played like this. I remember near the Carl Hall homeplace out on highway 36 going to Gustine, my brother-in-law, Alton Mercer and other of his fellow peanut farmer friends and neighbors would work hard all week in the fields, and then, maybe on Sunday afternoon, they had cleared off a piece of ground for a ball field, and got out and played, ran, and hit as hard as they could. With Alton was Jim Lester, Carl McCullough, Paul Richards, probably Albert Frazier, and others that I can’t remember now. Recently, someone told me that they had helped to clear off this ball field, and I apologize I can’t remember now who it was. Missy Jones

  2. Missy Jones says:

    Fredda, of course to be added to this list was Carl Hall. Sorry I slipped up and left his name out of this. Missy Jones

  3. texasteacher68 says:

    Charles Marshall was my grandfather. Love the picture!

    • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

      Well, yea! I’m so glad I sent it. I did not know him until he was older, but I loved your “Charlie” Marshall. I thought he was one of the nicest men I ever knew, both at the “picture show” and at Charlie Marshall’s Café!

  4. gale says:

    And John Carpenter was my grandfather. In later years he managed teams that my daddy was the catcher, and my uncle Bill was a pitcher for years.

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