Olive Hill Brickies Baseball Team
This is a photo of the Olive Hill Brickies Baseball Team of 1925-28, considered the best in Eastern Kentucky.
Pictured left to right standing are; 1) Allie "Duck" Carter, 2) Carl Hogge, 3) Allen Henthorne,
4) Jeff Swanagan (Manager), 5) Huber Counts, 6) Claude Wells (My Grandfather),
7) Esmond Nolen, 8) Homer Rose, 9) George King (Scorekeeper), and 10) Bill Donavan (Umpire).
Sitting - 1) Jimmy Hullett, 2) Lon Craig, 3) Ova Haney, 4) Albert Kendig,
5) Claude Clayton, 6) Walter "Whitey" Click, 7) Ed Moore, 8) Russell Womack (Scorekeeper),
9) Ralph Cartee, and 10) Herb Owens (Business Manager).
The Brickies were sponsored by Harbison Walker. The Brickies played their home games at "Hawareco" Park in Olive Hill, KY.
I was told by my Uncle Allen Wells of Olive Hill that this picture was most likely taken around 1927,
as my grandfather lost his hand at work about 1928. That would put my grandfather Wells at about 31 Years old.
This picture was given to me by my Uncle, Allen Wells, the son of Claude W. Wells SR. and Della Webb, Grandfather's second wife.
Olive Hill Brickies, ca1925-1927