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Russell Hosts Vintage Baseball Game

Vintage Baseball Tom MaiA vintage baseball game featuring several local participants was played Sunday, June 2 in Russell at the Memorial Park Complex - the first of hopefully several more matches of its kind, according to Mike Blanke, Director of the Russell Recreation Commission.

The local team, named the Prairie Clippers in honor of the first ever recognized baseball team in Russell that was formed in 1875, beat a traveling vintage baseball team Sunday known as the Hodgeman 9 by the final score of 16 to 3.

Blanke says he hopes to have the Clippers play at least three or four more games this summer, and depending on interest and how well it goes, maybe look at expanding the team and schedule next year.

For more information about Russell's vintage baseball team, contact Blanke at the Russell Recreation Center.

Above photo courtesy of Mike Blanke. Pictured is Tom Mai ringing the bell after scoring a run. 

Below pictures taken by David Elliott.

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