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Ode to the Amber Valley Baseball Team

Horace Hinton of the Amber Valley Baseball TeamWe saw “Kenny” in the catcher’s slot
In the days of old renown
And “Forty” with that side-arm curve
Was hurlin’ ’em on the mound
“TC” was out in centre field
So proud he would almost burst
“Man” was playing second
And “Big J” was huggin’ first
“Doc” was in at shortstop
No matter what the count might be
You would always hear him yell “tut, tut”
I’ll tell the world—it looked pretty good to me
“Alvin Brown” was deep in left
“Moose” was covering right
And down along that third baseline
You were sure to find “Peepsight”

These boys played well together
Known far and wide for their fame
Win, lose or draw, to them
Fairness was the game
They taught us a lesson
You’re playing for the team’s sake
Play up and the play the game

—Clinton Murphy


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