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Remembering the Good Old Days

August 4, 2006

Moultrie - Minor league baseball is returning to Albany next year.

This weekend a number of former pro baseball players remember the days when they were playing in Albany more than half a century ago.  

The sixth annual Georgia-Florida-Alabama baseball minor leagues reunion is this weekend in Moultrie. T

he event was started by Clint Chaffin to honor his late father who played in Griffin.

The festivities started with a golf tournament this morning where Jerry Alsup talked about what happened when he hung a slider to home run great Henry Aaron in 1955.

Alsup said "If it had been hit at me I would have been dead at an early age. But let me tell you Willie Mays went 0-2 against me and 0-2 against Sanford."

 Former Baltimore Oriole Tom Patton said "I have met two guys that I haven't seen since 1954 or 55. I drove 960 miles to do that. I enjoyed every minute of it."

Even though this event is six years old, there are still many former players from these leagues that are attending the reunion for the first time.

The formal reunion is from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Colquitt County Ag Building on Veteran's Parkway.

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