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A Boy Went Forth to School

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324751
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Title A Boy Went Forth to School
Description shed, and right field was south, close to where Archie Anderson's corral had been before the ball diamond was created. Left field was a short distance south and west of the giant stride. When we could round up enough boys after school or on a Saturday, we would nane two leader-type players to "choose up sides." One way of deciding which captain got first choice was for one of them to grab the bat below its center; then the two captains would alternate hands climbing up the bat. The last one to get two or three fingers at the top got first choice of players for hie team* The players chosen fixst were a bit snug because their obvious abilities had been recognized, while those chosen last probably wondered, glumly, vho their real friends were. It was agonizing to wait and wait and be chosen last. "1 can play better than that dumb Joe, so why was he chosen before me?" Wounded egos may have healed by now* The grandest thing that could happen to a batter was to hit the ball over Albert Johnson's shed, for it would take the center fielder so long to clinb over the board fence east of the shed and find the ball that the batter might have walJced around the bases twice before the ball could be put back into play. I was a fairly good batter but cannot remember whether I ever hit a hoae run over the shed. But I can remember that one tiae when I was about fourteen or fifteen I hit the ball hard enough to make it come within two or three feet of i«»HT>e on top of the old gymnaalua (it was fairly new then) south of the main building. To me it was better than a lumber-yard home run. I was proud of it for years, asd I have renasbered it more than sixty years. There was a boy went forth. ....*¦ Ah-h-h-h-the old d&ya ware good days for that boy. -18-
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Date Created 2005-02-19
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6j67f3x/324678