Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

Early Baseball in Powell

Sometime priot to August 16, 1908, probably August 9, the Powell Baseball Club beat Delaware 12 to 5. Note the cornfield in the background. First baseman Owen Case, top left, had a farm on the corner of Seldom Seen and Liberty and his son Art recalls having to remove “cow pills” and other trash from the field and carrying well water from their place to keep the players, who wore woolen uniforms, cooler. Some prominent Powell area team members included Julian “Peck” Sharp, owner of the corner hardware store and pitcher Walter Weaver, whose wife ran the grocery store on the opposite corner. Other names identified on the photo were Jay and Victor Gardner and Frank and Byron Bayles.

Photo Not Available
The 1908 Powell Baseball Team