Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Baseball-Somers Cardinals Softball

Somers Cards Softball Team
Top Row L to R: R. Thomas; J. Schacht; B. Covelli; F. Molinaro; V. Thomas, Manager; E. Larsen, Bus. Mgr.
2nd Row L to R:  J. Birchell; G. Frederick; W. Alstead; E. Lobacz; B. Mochrke; J. Rosko
Front Row L to R: E. Meier; N. Thompson, Capt.; V. Woltersdorf; G. Georno
(Source:  Photo courtesy of the Robert Thomas Family. Copyright January 2012.  All Rights Reserved.)
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Somers Cardinals Softball Team
State Fair 1935
"The first woman from the left is unknown (possibly Vi Smith), second is Lucille Bullamore (Swartz in two years), then Ruth Thompson (Bishop most of her life).  Two unknowns and then Marge (Mrs. Unk) Larson.  Then, second from right is Gerda Iorns and the lady on the end is unknown.  The woman in the middle is unknown.
First man on the left is Bob Lotz, the man seated is Vern Iorns, then Norbert Lichter, then Ernest "Unk" Larson."
(Source: Photo courtesy of Robert Swartz. Copyright January 2012. All Rights Reserved.  Caption courtesy of Robert Swartz and Paula Thomas)

Norb Lichter and Glenn Swartz
Somers Cardinals Softball
(Source: Photo courtesy of Robert Swartz. Copyright January 2012. All Rights Reserved.)

Somers Cardinals about 1935, labeled.
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(Source:  Original photo courtesy of Robert Swartz.  Copyright February 2012.  All Rights Reserved.)

Somers Cardinals - estimate late 1940's
See image below noting handwritten notes identifying players.  This was written on the back of this photo.
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(Source:  Original Photo Courtesy of Robert Swartz.  Copyright February 2012.  All Rights Reserved.)

Handwritten notes identifying players in photo above.
(Source:  Original Photo Courtesy of Robert Swartz.  Copyright February 2012.  All Rights Reserved.)

(Source: New clipping courtesy of Robert Swartz.  January 2012.)
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(Source: News clipping courtesy of Robert Swartz. January 2012.)
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(Source: News clipping courtesy of Robert Swartz. January 2012.)
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Glen Swartz
Somers Cardinals
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Robert Swartz.  Copyright 2012.  All Rights Reserved.)

State Fair 1937
Binnie, Sophie, Buzzie, Agnes, Lightening
(Source: Photo courtesy of Robert Swartz. Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved.)

Somers Cards news, undated.
(Source: News clipping courtesy of Robert Swartz)
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1939 Cards Beat Waukegan Steels
new clipping, not dated
(Source: News clipping courtesy of Robert Swartz)
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1938 State Fiar Champs
(Source: New clipping courtesy of Robert Swartz)
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Presentation of Cup, 1938
(Source: New clipping courtesy of Robert Swartz)
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Mary Ellen Thompson, Ruth (Thompson) Bishop, Sophie Jensen, Gerde Irons, Marjorie Larson (wife of Unk), Ethel (girlfriend of Bud Birchel) , Sis Lichter (wife of Norb), Agnes Hughes
(Source: Photo courtesy of Robert Swartz. Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved.)

News clip June 12, 1939
(Source: New clip courtesy of Robert Swartz)
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Somers Cards news clipping May 26, 1938
(Source: News clipping courtesy of Robert Swartz)
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