Thursday, November 13, 2008

John Bohna 1928-2008

John Bohna, 80, passed away on Sunday, November 9 at his apartment in Oakland, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. He was a pitcher and outfielder for the Fulton Railroaders/Lookouts and Union City Greyhounds/Dodgers from 1949 to 1954.


Playing record (SABR Minor League Encyclopedia)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A New Ballpark for Owensboro?

There has been talk of building a new minor league ballpark in Owensboro, Kentucky for several years now. For three seasons, the city has been home to the Owensboro Oilers, a summer collegiate team in the KIT League that took the old nickname of the popular Kitty League team that played there from 1936 to 1942 and 1946 to 1955. But it's no secret that residents would prefer a professional team, either independent or affiliated with a major league club.

Renewed development in the downtown area has revived talk of a new ballpark. (There's a video segment to watch as well).