Buckel, Walt 1976-08-22

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Walt Buckel discusses his career with West Texas baseball.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Walt Buckel

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Date: August 22, 1976

Location: Lamesa, Texas

Interviewer: Steven Gamble

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Buckel's early interest in baseball, San Diego Padres (age 17), Van Johnson League, Manhattan, Kansas (1940), Big Spring, Texas, First contract, Lamesa, Texas (April 1941), Selling of Lamesa and Pampa, Texas, franchises, Baseball career, Manager of Lamesa team, Lamesa's enthusiasm for baseball, Fan support, Lubbock-Lamesa rivalry, Re-creation non-broadcast game, Manager of Pampa, Texas, team (1949-1950), J. L. Hayne as manager (1949), Social benefits of team membership

Tape 1, Side 2: Affiliations switching cities, Marshall Brown, Managerial problems, Legendary baseball players, Wichita Falls, Texas, team (1941), Lubbock team (1947), Minority participation, Actions of fans, Media support, Playing baseball, Expenses of road trips, Equipment, Spring training

Range Dates: 1940-1950

Bulk Dates: 1940-1950

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