From my archives, a photo of the tomb of one of America’s most renowned baseball players, Ty Cobb (1886-1961), taken at Rose Hill Cemetery in the little town of Royston, Georgia. And under a nearby tree, the headstone of my great grandmother, Lillie Westmoreland Dorough. Growing up in Royston, she knew Ty Cobb and often…
The “hind catcher” gets a catcher’s mitt that’s over 90 years old
Back in May of 2016, grandson Ben was featured in my post Appalachian Sayings: The “hind catcher”. (The term hind catcher refers to the position of catcher on a baseball team.) This past weekend our little hind catcher was given a catcher’s mitt that is over 90 years old. It was given to him by his…
Travel Theme: Game
After the baseball game Although baseball season is still awhile away, 6-year-old grandson B. already has signed up to play on a team this Spring. See more interpretations of game or join Where’s my Backpack’s travel theme here.
One Word Sunday: Athletic
Grandson B., now 6 years old, is a natural athlete. He plays baseball, soccer, and basketball even after undergoing three brain surgeries. See more photos or submit your own here.
Appalachian Sayings: The “hind catcher”
When I was growing up in Northeast Georgia in the 1950s and 60s, the position of catcher on a baseball team was referred to as the “hind catcher” because the catcher stood behind the batter. My father, who grew up in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, also remembers the position being called “hind catcher.” The term…