Jamestown Evening Journal

Name Gust Munson Superintendent Of City Stadium Succeeding Joe Nalbone, Who Has Resigned

Krist H. Hanson, superintendent of parks, today announced Gust Munson, an employee of that department, has been appointed superintendent of the new municipal stadium, succeeding Joe Nalbone, who has resigned the position to work as a shipping clerk in a local manufacturing plant.

It is doubtful if any Jamestowner is more active in baseball than Nalbone, president of the City League and vice president of the County Umpires association.

During the past decade Joe has had wide experience both as a player and official of the national pastime which he loves with deep devotion. He holds the record for umpiring four games in a single day in city and county leagues.

In addition to his regular work, Joe finds time to umpire high school baseball games at Falconer, in addition to contests in the muny, county and American Legion Junior leagues.

Joe began his baseball career in Jamestown as an outfielder with the Community Center nine in 1930. In 1931 he played with the Falconer team of the county league managed by Albert Lindquist.

Later he was a member of the White Liners team of the city league and went on to play with Allens, Holy Name Society and Pearl City Fuel nine. In 1934 he managed the Holy Names, who won the Class B City league championship.

Then came a turn as superintendent of the Oriole field on Buffalo Street extension and for three years he managed the Carnahan-Shearer team of the American Legion league. This team won the city and county championship in 1937. He also managed the Jessup & Turner club in this circuit.


The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.

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