Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966

Local author recounts Alaska baseball craze

 

November 4, 2021

Author Larry Johansen speaks with historic professional baseball player Tommy Welch Sr., as portrayed by Joe Parnell.

A team of black soldiers from Fort Seward played against a White Pass railroad crew in one of the earliest documented baseball games in Lynn Canal.

Author Larry Johansen of Haines recounted that story and others during two presentations at the Hai...



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