Farm Days Gone By

Diane Oestreich sent along this photo of the 1931-32 baseball team in Symerton where she grew up. Her Dad was a member of the team, which was composed mostly of farm kids from Florence Township. Pictured from left, Merle Jones, "The Boss," and Diane's Dad; Steve Long, centerfield; John Shields, outfield; Eddie Long, second base/pitcher; Bill Condon, first base; Victor Rink, shortstop; Francis Bean, outfield; Adrian "Happy" Oberlin, first base/pitcher; John Scott, left field; Rudy Yanchick, shortstop; Bill Toepper, third base; and Tom "Barney" Long, catcher.
Diane Oestreich sent along this photo of the 1931-32 baseball team in Symerton where she grew up. Her Dad was a member of the team, which was composed mostly of farm kids from Florence Township. Pictured from left, Merle Jones, "The Boss," and Diane's Dad; Steve Long, centerfield; John Shields, outfield; Eddie Long, second base/pitcher; Bill Condon, first base; Victor Rink, shortstop; Francis Bean, outfield; Adrian "Happy" Oberlin, first base/pitcher; John Scott, left field; Rudy Yanchick, shortstop; Bill Toepper, third base; and Tom "Barney" Long, catcher.

Diane Oestreich sent along this photo of the 1931-32 baseball team in Symerton where she grew up. Her Dad was a member of the team, which was composed mostly of farm kids from Florence Township. Pictured from left, Merle Jones, “The Boss,” and Diane’s Dad; Steve Long, centerfield; John Shields, outfield; Eddie Long, second base/pitcher; Bill Condon, first base; Victor Rink, shortstop; Francis Bean, outfield; Adrian “Happy” Oberlin, first base/pitcher; John Scott, left field; Rudy Yanchick, shortstop; Bill Toepper, third base; and Tom “Barney” Long, catcher.

 

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