Fortin, Joe 1976-07-13

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Mr. Fortin discusses his career in West Texas baseball and talks about the Abilene, Pampa, and Lubbock, Texas baseball teams.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Joe Fortin

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Date: July 13, 1976

Location: Pampa, Texas

Interviewer: Steven Gamble

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early history, First played in Pampa, Texas (1949), Lamesa, Texas (1946), Salary, Players on Pampa team, Major leagues, Money through screen, Pampa team (1946), Facilities in Pampa, Members of Texas League, Abilene, Texas, facilities, Rivalry, Fights, Major league affiliations, Transportation, Players remaining in Pampa, Average age of players, Salary, Accommodations when traveling, High-priced players, Lubbock, Texas, team (1947), Broken leg (1947), Cuban teams, Baseball's decline, Team-community relations, Ownership of Pampa team, Making money for Pampa, Bonus nights

Tape 1, Side 2: Reason for selling team, Loss of interest in baseball, Disciple, Management, Minority participation, Drop in attendance, Mexican-Americans, Equipment, Superstitions, Rest days, Outstanding performances, Lines, Attendance, Others in West Texas baseball, Marriage in front of home plate

Range Dates: 1946-1949

Bulk Dates: 1946-1949

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