Photo courtesy of Jack Beck
Teammates in the Rainbow Baseball League gathered for this photo taken three days after graduation on June 6, 1946. Coached by Al Ness, the summer league team was a forerunner of the American Legion Baseball. A few of the players were members of that spring's first Escanaba High School baseball team. The players have been identified as: from left front, Dick Lough, Jim Dean, Jack Schils, Jim Ross, Mickey Kuchenberg and Ron Johnson; standing, Al Ness, Bill Thorin, Bob DuFour, Gordy Schils, Jack Finn and Don Scott. Anyone with an interesting old photograph of local interest may submit it for publication. Although care will be taken with the historical item, the newspaper cannot guarantee its safety or return. It is recommended that a commercial copy of the print be made (not a photocopy). Send or drop off photos, including all information about them, to Daily Press Lifestyles Department, "Remember When?" 600 Ludington St. Escanaba, MI 49829.