Monday, November 21, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving, with a Remembrance
The game was played at Maher--which houses baseball fields today--for many years before it moved to the brand new Victory Stadium next door in 1942 (my former mother-in-law was a cheerleader for Jefferson High in the opening game at the stadium).
Maher became a Roanoke Red Sox baseball stadium 1943-1954 and I actually have a baseball program for a game on Aug. 8, 1946, a little over a week after I was born.
My dad, George Smith, was a good player at Tech (that's him, bottom right) and told a few (very few, because he didn't talk a lot) very good stories about those days. The ticket means a lot to me.