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Lind: Third grade sluggers were not quite ready for major leagues

Is this one of the baseball teams about to play in the major league playoffs? If you thought that, sorry, you're wrong.

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This is the 1964 Wolverines baseball team from Nativity school in Fargo. It was submitted by Jeff Moug of Horace, N.D., who was on the team. Special to The Forum.

Is this one of the baseball teams about to play in the major league playoffs?
If you thought that, sorry, you’re wrong. This is the 1964 Wolverines team from Nativity school, Fargo.
The picture was brought in by Jeff Moug, Horace, N.D.
He’s one of the boys on the team.
Here are the names of the sluggers in the picture:
Front row, left to right – Rick Zvirovski, Bill Lavelle, Jeff Moug, Jim Gallager, Mike Naylor.
Back row – Dan Peckskamp, Jeff Jones, Dan Jones, Mark Borman, Jim Lavelle.
Although this picture was taken on the Lewis and Clark Elementary School ball diamond, the team played most of its games at Lindenwood Park.
The team was in the Fargo Park Board’s Roger Maris League, which included such grade schools as Lewis and Clark, Lincoln and Clara Barton.
An all-star game was played at the end of each season, pitting north Fargo kids against those from south Fargo.
So, while these guys look as though they were ready to take on a major league team, they didn’t, because they were all between the third and fourth grades and about 9 years old.
Maybe the next year ...

Opinion by Bob Lind
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