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Little League: 1962

Little League: 1962

1962 Little League in Upland, California. My dad is the manager on the right and I am next to the catcher. 7 Up was our team. View full size.

Wonderful image of bygone times

At the time of this picture, I lived a few miles down the San Bernardino Freeway in West Covina. You probably recall all the really smoggy days in the San Gabriel Valley; even as late as the 1970s, schools cancelled P.E. due to smog alerts.

I wonder what became of these guys? Did any of these boys go on to a career in sports? I recall a close buddy from those days who only played sports because his Dad expected it.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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