|John Dowell 1920s|
According to the Lawrence County newspapers, Manager Storer of the Havolines announced that training would start as soon as the weather permited. A new feature of the training that spring would be the introduction of soccer as well as the medicine ball to limber up the boys. Two new men, both newly employed by the Indian Refinery, arrived in town and were signed with the team, Wm. Donnelly of Proctor, Vermont, a catcher and Wm. Myers of Hematite, Missouri, an infielder who had been a professional ballplayer for a number of years. D.C. Bradshaw, who had signed up with the Boston Nationals in 1919, returned to play ball with the Havolines in 1920. The players then under contract for the 1920 season were Manchester and Donnelly, catchers; “Hawkshaw” Everdon, “Father Time” Teague, Friday, and Richardson, pitchers; Bonham, Dowell, Myers, Kelly and Cullom, infielders; Gosnell, Chapelle and Hambrich, outfielders.
This was no hometown amateur team, Readers. Games with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee American Association were promised for the year.
|Wm Donnelly 1920|
|Wm Meyers 1920|