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Birdie Tebbetts, and at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. After getting out
of the service, I played with the Yoakum Tanners, then went into professional ball with
the Sherman-Denison Twins in the Class B East Texas League. I then got a job with Shell
Oil at Sheridan and pitched for their team. Later, I pitched for the Herder Truckers and
then with the other Weimar team, the M-G Feeders. I also was the Feeders manager.
I married Mildred Hoelscher of Weimar and had three children, Donald,
Sandra, and Michael. Donald married Louise Svetlik, Sandra married Donald Guenther,
and Michael, Kaye Lynn Janacek. I have four grandchildren, Andrew, Kacie, Kenn, and
I have been a manager of Weimar Little League and teenage teams, president
of the Tri-County Teenage League, district and then state director of the Texas Babe Ruth
League, and president of the South Central Texas League. I conducted Babe Ruth League
district tournaments and Weimar Little League tournaments. I have been an assistant
manager of the Weimar Vets, coached at St. Michael's School, refereed basketball and
football games, and been a scoutmaster. I am a member of the South Central Oldtimers
I taught religion at St. Michael's Church, been a lector and a Eucharistic
minister, served on the Parish Board, and achieved the fourth degree of the Knights of
I especially remember getting the call to the professional baseball ranks,
making my professional debut and ending the game with a Statue of Liberty. After
getting a called second strike on a batter with two outs in the ninth inning, he stepped
out to argue. The umpire ordered him back into the box and waved at me to continue
pitching. The batter still had his backed turned when I threw the third strike past him
to end the game. Another of my highlights was when, pitching for Yoakum, I hung the
Herder Truckers with their first defeat after eleven straight wins. Johnny Miksch asked
for a volunteer to pitch for Yoakum because their pitcher did not show up. Since the
game had to go on and since I was from Yoakum, I volunteered. I felt bad beating my
own teammates, but I had to do my best.
I retired from Shell after 39 years of service without missing a day of work
- 39 years without a lost time accident or a doctor case. A few years ago, the city of
Weimar named a baseball field in my honor. Nothing I have ever done or gotten from
baseball has made me happier.
Cotton Linloff (Sales Representative): I attended Texas A & M and graduated in 1950.
I was drafted into the army in 1951 and stayed until 1953. From 1953-1964, I was a
high school coach. I have been a sales rep for Worth Sports Company for 25 years. I
am married, and have four children and three grand children. I remember eating chicken
fried steak at Rifle's [Raphael Veselka's] Cafe for breakfast, which was really noon for
everyone else. I remember teaching Al Joe Hunt how to hit the curve ball, worrying with
Bob Tankersley about falling and thinning hair and with Jim Shamblin about our sore
arms, sharing one bed with Ben Tompkins, and running up big food bills at Rifle's Cafe.
The experience I had in Weimar I will always cherish. The friends and Charlie Herder in
particular made the two summers the happiest of my life. Charlie did more for the youth
and young adults by giving them the opportunity to play ball in the summer. Through
his efforts, he is personally responsible for us becoming good citizens.
Bill Midkiff (Retired): I was born March 13, 1910 in Gonzales, Texas, where I have lived
most of my life. I graduated from high school there in 1927 and enrolled in the University
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