by Waite Forsyth
July 2, 1946
Caldwell Named by Old Timers
Caldwell was elected head of the association at a meeting of former amateur, semi-pro and professional diamond stars of Jamestown and Chautauqua County at Collins Sport Shop last night. Other association officers will be elected at a meeting to be held in the near future.
It is planned to hold a hot stove league session at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club soon.
Members of the association will give a helping hand in the promotion of the national game locally and throughout the county, take part in coaching and managing kid teams and participating in any movement for the good of the game.
One of the first assignments of the new association's members will be in connection with the presentation of the New York State Semi-Pro Baseball Championship Tournament, which will be opened at Jamestown's Municipal Stadium on July 19, under direction of Louis W. Collins, semi-pro baseball commissioner for the Empire State.
Commissioner Collins has written to Joe McCarthy, until recently manager of the New York Yankees, and Tris Speaker former manager of the Cleveland Indians inviting them to attend the opening games of the state tourney.
Members of the Chautauqua County Umpires Association will have charge of the tournament's opening ceremonies, it was announced today by Oscar "Swede" Larson, president of the association.
While plans for the tournament are going forward rapidly, three new entries, Cattaraugus, Allegany State Park and Onoville teams have filed their applications and have been accepted as competing tournament clubs, Commissioner Collins announces. The entries now number 14, with still almost two weeks remaining before the deadline on entries, booked for June 12 rolls around.
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.