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Mount Airy Graniteers

During the 1930-1950s, almost every town of any size in North Carolina had a professional minor league baseball team. Mount Airy featured two teams: The Mount Airy Reds from 1934 - 1937, and the Graniteers from 1938 - 1941 and 1946 - 1950. After being interrupted by the War, baseball returned and life-long friendshops formed between the players and fans during the final Graniteer years. The Blue Ridge League folded in 1950 with the Graniteers winning the league championship. Professional baseball never returned to Mount Airy or other small towns, but the memories continued with players who settled in the Mount Airy area and through reunions that brought players and fans together.

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1948 Letter from the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues to Dr. Otis Oliver, President of the Mount Airy Baseball Club

1948 Letter from the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues to Dr. Otis Oliver, President of the Mount Airy Baseball Club concerning complaints relative to the attitude of club officials and employees of the Mount Airy Baseball Club…

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Newspaper photograph and photo id "Hail the Conquering Heroes."

Newspaper photograph and photo id "Hail the Conquering Heroes." The above picture caught the joyous expressions on the faces of some of the Mount Airy Graniteer players immediately after they defeated the Galax Leafs to win the Blue Ridge League…

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1939 Mount Airy Graniteers Bi-State League Schedule

1939 Mount Airy Graniteers Bi-State League Schedule

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Mount Airy Graniteers team photograph

Team photograph of the Mount Airy Graniteers; standing: ?, Howard Stanley, ?, ?, John Eggleston, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? kneeling: Omar Cordero, Lefty Jones, Jack Seagraves, S. Chrisman, Zip Payne, Doc Wall, George Hol..., Dean Dosc...

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1948 Mount Airy Graniteers baseball team photograph

1948 Mount Airy Graniteers baseball team photograph; Blue Ridge League 1st row - Zwelling - 1st base, Teer - 2nd Base, Treece - Pitcher, Holmes - short stop, Yearick – center 2nd row - Marshall - right field, Williams - Pitcher, Solters - Utility,…

TITLE

Mount Airy Graniteers

SUBJECT

Surry County (N.C.)

SOURCE

CREATOR

CONTRIBUTOR

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

PUBLISHER

DATE

1930-1950

TYPE

still image

FORMAT

photographs

LANGUAGE