This photo portrays the 11 young men who made up the Grassflat community baseball team in 1936. They played on Andrew Frendberg field in Cooper Township.
Baseball, during these days, was America’s “sport of choice.” Major League games made news headlines and were broadcast by radio to dedicated fans.
Small mining and laboring towns, such as Grassflat, often sponsored community teams that played, often on Sunday afternoons, with similar opposing teams from the immediate area.
Locals showed up for the games in droves. People in the pre-World War II era, in Clearfield County often stayed put in their small towns and villages.
They lived, worked and shopped in their communities. Baseball games were prime fair weather entertainment.
These local teams were known for putting forth some good hitters, runners and fielders. Given more opportunities, how many have gone on to semi-pro and professional teams?
If anyone can identify the players shown in the photo, please call the Clearfield County Historical Society at 814–768-7318 or go online to clearfieldcountyhistoricalsociety.net.