Paducah’s Native Baseball Team: A History of Minor League Baseball in Paducah
With author and baseball historian Randy Morgan
Do you remember the old Paducah ballparks such as Wallace Park and Hook Park? How about the Paducah Chiefs?
In this fascinating discussion, Randy Morgan, author of Paducah’s Native Baseball Team, will discuss minor league baseball from the post-Civil War era to about 1960, and the persons involved with the minor league story in Paducah and the surrounding areas.
He will emphasize persons who impacted baseball in our region including: Barney Dreyfuss, Maurice Farnbaker, Harry Lloyd, Ben Tincup, B.B. Hook and Polk Brooks.
Morgan will focus on the successes of the low minor leagues as well as the problems encountered in maintaining professional baseball in small cities.
Randy Morgan has a BS and MA degree from Murray State University. He is retired from the Kentucky Department for Employment Services. Over the past 30 years he has owned interests in minor league baseball teams and helped organize two independent professional leagues.
Morgan is a Paducah, Kentucky native and is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research and the St. Louis Browns Historical Society.
August 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm | 2nd Floor meeting room
All programs are free and open to the public.
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