Thrift, W T 1972-07-23

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W. T. Thrift, former baseball player and manager, recalls the character of South Texas baseball in the early 20th century.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: W.T. Thrift

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 23, 1972

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Explains early interest in baseball, Playing baseball at Yoakum, Texas, Baseball Coast League play, Inter-community baseball competition described, Way community financially supported baseball, Nixon-Runge game (1922), Discusses early baseball training program, Baseball uniforms described, Recruiting practices in baseball, Baseball field facilities, Recalls Lee Palm’s baseball career, San Antonio’s Texas League team, Explains baseball rules, Role in managing a baseball team.

Tape 1, Side 2: Nixon-Lockhart game recalled, Discusses South Texas semi-pro baseball leagues, Brooks Robinson recalled, Murrah makes additional comments concerning Thrift and the social status of major league baseball players in the early 20th century.

Range Dates: ?-1972

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1940s

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