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1960

The year is 1969, now click on the day in the timeline below.

1960

The year is 1969, now click on the day in the timeline below.

 

The day is Tuesday, April 1 in the year 1969.

First Lake Land College baseball game played (April 1, 1969): Although the team lost a close game by the score of 3-2 to the Lynxes of Lincoln, it is important because of the “firsts” it included: the first base hit by a Laker (a single by right fielder Kerry Atwood from Decatur); the first strikeout by a Laker pitcher (Warren Schmidgall from Armington); and the first game coached by eventual hall-of-famer Gene Creek. The team won its second contest of the season 7-6, and finished the season a respectable 15-13.

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Front Row (from left to right): Gerald Micek, Ted Ungrund, Larry Feller, Coach Gene Creek, John McVicar, and Fred Walk Middle Row: Warren Schmidgall, Dave Hooe, Skip Flesner, Mark Woscher, Terry Reid, and Mac Figgins Top Row: Jeff Niccum, Mark Reeley, Steve Trout, Tom Muench, John Radloff, and Manager Steve Wells

 




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