Seven current or former department members play on the Fargo Mets, an amateur team started last year. So you know they like it when they're willing to monkey around their schedule to do it. Oberholtzer helped form the team. He suggested that his teammates on a police slowpitch softball team should try playing fastpitch softball. Starting the team wasn't easy, however, because of players' schedules. But when Mike Swanson quit his job as a patrol officer in April , suddenly there was someone who had time. Swanson, 37, visited his friend, Jeff Gould, manager of the amateur baseball team Jamestown Merchants, for advice.
It was a special team during a special time of ND amateur baseball
It was a special team during a special time of ND amateur baseball | The Dickinson Press
Blue took a step back from home-plate. He took a deep breath in and it was apparent to me that he was ready to start tossing people. All of the sudden, the Fargo Mets bench heard a yell from third base. It was Skipper Swanson, donned in a helmet as he had just reached third. He told us, in no uncertain terms, that the next Met's player to say a word was going to be ejected from the game
FARGO—One by one, Harold Larson went around the room talking about each player, pointing out details that would be tough to remember five weeks ago much less 50 years ago. From who had the best-looking girlfriend to who had the best professional baseball shot, there was constant laughter and smiles. The amateur baseball boys from North Dakota state championship teams from , '64, '65 and '67 got together Thursday, June 29 at the Fargo Holiday Inn. Certainly, they had stories and good times to fill a couple of days, or more. It was a different era of amateur ball, when the state had more than teams.
Post a Comment. Tuesday, April 17, Amateur Baseball. Outside of Legion baseball, a lot of my posts this upcoming summer will be about amateur baseball due to the fact that there is ZERO coverage for it in the area. This is typical for larger metro areas where newspaper space is limited and there are multiple legion or professional teams to cover in that limited space. Plus, the following for amateur ball in the bigger areas is minimal.