By Neil Gray
June 19, 2006
I believe the comments from Tracy, Travis, and Justin were right
on line. Anytime former players look back with respect to former
coaches and friends, you tend realize how important role models
are. I umpired many a game Ken coached, and I DO KNOW he was
intense, supported his players and stood up for them.
As long as they were bringing back fond memories, let me share
one with you. In 1971, the first year I broadcast Senior League
games for KTKN at Norman Walker field, I sat in the press box
with Grandma Hjorteset and Red Jewel. The old dark, green, dungy
press box where you couldn't even see the center fielder unless
you ducked down to table level. Those games were probably the
most fun I ever had working with a press box crew on baseball.
Those two worked hard for Ketchikan Little League Baseball.
Sorry, not room enough to name everybody!
The names mentioned in the comments by the three young men who
played baseball there brought back many a good memory. Thanks.
Lakeside, CA - USA
About: Neil Gray is a former 20+ year resident of Ketchikan,
and involved in Ketchikan baseball in broadcasting, coaching,
or umpiring for most of that time.
& Ketchikan's Volunteers By Travis Sharp - Louisville,
KY - USA
By Justin I. Williams - Ketchikan, AK - USA
passion for baseball By Tracy DeBruler - Eureka, CA - USA
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