Lamb, Arch 1990-01-24

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Arch Lamb talks about the softball league when he attended TTU and baseball around the Lubbock area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Arch Lamb

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: January 24, 1990

Location: via phone

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 00:25:52 (25 minutes)


Tape 1, Side 1: Background: started classes in the spring of 1935, Tech had a baseball team from 1926-1929 and then resumed 1954. The only team on campus was the dormitory softball league. Sammy Rosenthal also helped get a minor league team in Lubbock. The ballpark was out toward Clovis Highway. College softball league: The teams would play on a field north of West Hall. Arch worked for the Beech Nut Company at this time and passed out gum. Named his team the Beechies, but the company didn't like it for insurance purposes, so he changed it to the Bee Hives. Jack Horner: biggest guy in school who was the umpire at all games. Jim McKnight was his roommate whom Jack got in a fight with and quit umpiring. Eventually they convinced him to come back. And this was the year Arch was the president of the men's Dorm Association. Other people to talk to: Poke Robinson, Charles Gailey, IB Palmer.

Range Dates: 1935-1990

Bulk Dates: 1935-1990

Access Information

Original Recording Format: audio cassette

Recording Format Notes: digitized, Audio CD available in Reading Room

Transcript: no

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