The Somerset Ball

The Somerset Ball

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The 1970 Tilghman baseball team was a conglomeration of students from all over Paducah, a town of about thirty thousand in West Kentucky. The Blue Tornado already had a proud history of success in football, basketball, track and baseball. However, little was expected from this yeara€™s team. Fielding a starting roster and coaches with limited experience, the team began with a mediocre record, but became a tough opponent as the season progressed- ultimately surprising everyone by making it to the finals of the Kentucky State High School Tournament. The tournament was one of the most memorable in Kentucky sports history, including teams from Madisonville, Louisville Trinity, Lexington Lafayette, Somerset, Russell, Covington Catholic, Elizabethtown and Paducah Tilghman. This is a story about growing up in a small Midwestern town - remembering life in Paducah and a tribute to the great players across the State as told through photographs, statistics, news accounts and memories of the 1960s.We loved making this concoction on a summer day. One of the requirements was lots of ice. We could buy crushed ice at most grocery stores by the 1950s, but the chunks were too large to use in a handcranked ice cream maker. When I wasanbsp;...

Title:The Somerset Ball
Author: Mikel D. Smith
Publisher:iUniverse - 2015-10-20

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