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Am I the Last of the Blair League Ballplayers?


August 18, 2022

Earlier this month a group of old time baseball players from the Blair County area gathered at DelGrosso’s park at Tipton to reminisce about their playing days decades ago. Most of those aging athletes played in the Altoona Greater City league, with perhaps a few from the long-gone Blair Twilight League that existed between 1947 and the 1960s.

It is unlikely that any players from the Blair Baseball League, that played weekly Saturday games between 1919 and 1953, attended. In fact, with the recent passing of Bob Gordon from Claysburg and Joe Hinish of Martinsburg, I may be the last player...

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