Tuesday, May 25, 2004

This is John Welzein & his baseball team

Back row left to right: Dunk King & John Welzein (1871-1948)
Middle: Orlon Sage, Wendell Wiltsie (1881-1936), Rudy Rhebien & Tom Leaman (1891-1975)
Front: Don Robinsen, Charlie Horgan, Mark Melentine, Frank Shaffer (1920-1959, Dave Smith & Archie Frazer (1888-1964)
Click on this picture to see a nice big one!

Thank you Howard Vasold for these photos and the tale told here... These fellows played on a team that became known as Archie Frazer's team. Archie had a slaughter house over where the Festival Park now sits... at the northwest side of the Tittabawassee River bridge on Freeland Road. They slaughtered and butchered pigs and cows there and who knows what they did with the extra fat and hides... Hmm! - a source of dioxin no doubt...

Oh by the way, the fellas played their ball games over near Archie's slaughter house too! Howard didn't tell us how well they played... maybe later!

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