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Members of the Catawba Textile Baseball League pose for a group picture in 1932 in Lancaster. The six-team league included Lancaster, Rock Hill Bleachery, Great Falls, Aragon Mills (Rock Hill), Baldwin (Chester) and Winnsboro.
Most games were played on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Jean Belue, seen at top, third from left, once struck out Babe Ruth while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is the grandfather of Lancaster natives Lyn and Steve Emory, who grew up in the Buford community.
Taft Wright, to the left of Belue, played for the Washington Senators in 1938 and 1939 and played for six more years in the majors for the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Athletics. He batted .350 his rookie year.
First Row, left to right are:
Bobby Leonard, Gabby West, Ralph C. Williams (field manager), Charles Williams (batboy), Holt Lamb, John Bumgardner.
Tyler Dewar, Ikie Reeder, Shorty Brian, Al Veach, M.J. "Crick" Wright, Maxey Welch.
Henry Clough, Taft Wright, Jean Belue, T.H. Morton (business manager)