Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

How Luther Williams Field Got Its Name

Today the Young Americans Christian School Eagles varsity baseball team will be playing a double header at Luther Williams Field against the Mount De Sales Academy Cavaliers of Macon.  Apparently there has been quite a bit of rain in Macon and the Cavaliers' home field isn't suitable for play.  Hence the game at Luther Williams Field.

A friend of mine and the coach of the Eagles, Bill Nichol, contacted me to let me know that he was very excited about being able to play at Luther Williams Field because of all of the history associated with it.  I wasn't immediately familiar with the park but some research caused a bit of jealousy to well up.  I'll live.

The ball park opened in April of 1929 in Macon, Georgia.

The Macon Telegraph - April 18, 1929

The Macon Telegraph - April 18, 1929

A few days later the Macon city council wanted to honor Mayor Luther Williams for his work and resolved to name the ball park after him.

The Macon Telegraph - May 1, 1929

For more info on Luther Williams Field:
images from GenealogyBank.com

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Baseball

The Anaconda Standard - March 27, 1912

The Anaconda Standard - April 7, 1912
(Easter Sunday)
The Anaconda Standard - April 12, 1912