Friday, April 15, 2016 – Check out these photos from the 1967 Magnolia High School Yearbook
I so love the two pictures of the sixth grade girls playing softball in their dresses. If I recall girls were not allowed to wear pants to school.
Look closely. Can you identify the location? What stands there today?
I think we got to wear shorts to play softball at the high school level. I remember playing softball and Mr. Hinton was the “coach.” He was also umpiring the game we called “work up.” It was one of those games where everybody gets to play and you do not have to make people feel bad by choosing sides and being last chosen. Very smart on part of the coach.
I was playing catcher. There was a runner on first and a runner on third. Just as the pitcher threw the ball, Mr. Hinton said “Do not throw the ball to second base.” Sure enough, as soon as the runner from first took off, I fired the ball to second base and watched the runner on third run home.
He said, “I told you not to throw the ball to second base because the runner from third could score.” I was clearly upset by my stupidity and that I had disappointed Mr. Hinton. Then he said, “But it was a great throw. Great arm!” Very smart on the part of the teacher.
FYI – Mr. Hinton, never again would I throw to second with runners on first and third. Good teaching.