Dorchester was the perfect illustration of coalfield baseball

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The 1949 Lonesome Pine League champion Dorchester Cardinals. Front row: Bill Gobble, Frank Dosa, Roy Flanary, Cliff Stallard, Red Begley, Clyde Hess, Harry Hensley, Herbert Thompson Back row: Jim Daniels, Buddy Hensley, Doug Clark, Willie Winkles, Hobie Landrith, Sonny Jordon, Bud Gibson, Sam Lawson, Red Brooks, Everett “Banty” Scott. (Gladys Stallard Photo)