Remember When These Boys Played Ball Here
In 1920 and 21 Sunbury Independent baseball team played ball on the back lot of the Nestles plant.  A year later the group joined the Capital City League in Columbus. 
Standing in front: Clarence Rowan, Kerbert Kempton, Emory Wickiser, Ed Bell, Arthur Murphey, Clif French and Phillip Weiser, umpire
Standing in back: John Loar, backer, Earl French, Dewey Miller, Cy Young, Jim Stark, and Donald Lake.
Seated in front: Billy Ross and Lawrence Bell, Mascots

Old Timers Trim Ashley to Win Tournament

 "We beat Ashley during the Ashley Fair to win the tournament," Herb Kempton, a member of the team told The Sunbury News when this photo ran in 1938.

Jarvis Bryant pitched against Sunbury that day and was signed up by the Milwaukee Brewers after the game.

John Loar backed the club for several years.  Emory Wickiser and Cy Young were pitchers with Earl French, county auditor in 1938 working behind the plate.

These boys organized after the Sunbury Rackets quit playing


. . . The Sunbury News, August 31, 1938

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