July 9, 1941
Lyle Parkhurst, Jamestown Pitcher, Gets Chance For Tryout With Indians
Lyle Parkhurst, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Parkhurst, 325 Crossman Street, a sensational left-handed pitcher, who has won nine of his 12 Muny and American Legion Junior Baseball games this season, is considering an offer to go to Cleveland within a few days for a tryout with the Indians.
This action was recommended by Manager Peckinpaugh of the American League club when he learned of the remarkable record of the Jamestowner this season.
Parkhurst is a member of the Northside Merchants and played with both the Collins Sports Shop and Bradshaw Insurance Agency nines of the Legion loop. He intends to play with the Spiders of the Interstate circuit as well.
As a member of the Collins' team, he hurled a recent no-hit, no-run game against the Bradshaw's, whom he later joined for the county championship series against Falconer.
Parkhurst pitched two three-hit games against Falconer, winning by 5-2 and 2-1 scores, giving Jamestown the county title.
The portside twirler weighs 150 pounds and is 5 feet, 11 inches tall. As a student at Washington Junior High school last year, he played baseball, football and basketball and was a member of the track and field team at the northside school.
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