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Millers Baseball Team


These items were provided by Roland Umphrey. He found them in his grandmother's papers.
Denison's Cotton Mill neighborhood had a baseball team called "the Millers."

Roland wrote: "My grandfather was an avid and good baseball player, particularly at pitching. He played for the Cotton Mill Millers for several years. They played their games where the DHS field is. Story I got was that Mr. Munson, owner of the Denison Cotton Mill, told the employees that he would sponsor the team if they would clear & build a playing field. My grandfather wasn't an employee, but my grandmother was. One of my grandmother's sisters is Horace Groff's mother. They lived a street behind us and one block to the east, on Rice Street. Horace's dad, Pete, was also a great baseball player and played for the Millers for many years. The Munson family owned all the land where DHS is now, and they picked a spot and built a baseball field that is still in use today. Actually, the flagpole behind the field, near the traffic light, has an inscription that mentions the Munsons."

Millers Baseball Club
Denison Cotton Mill
"The group picture is of the Cotton Mill Millers team. Looking at the picture, my paternal grandfather, Jessie Earl Umphrey is on the 2nd row, extreme right. I don't know any of the rest. Perhaps others may be able to identify some of them." Roland got the photo from his grandmother, Irene Mathis Umphrey.

"Louie Mathis, my paternal (grandmother's side) great-uncle. I don't know who is the umpire."
Roland got the photo from his grandmother, Irene Mathis Umphrey.

(bingle) single: a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base.

Photographs & information courtesy of :
Roland Umphrey


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