Last year, I took more than 1,000 photos at my son's baseball games. No, I didn't hold the zero key down too long. Yes, the comma is in the right place. Crazy as it may seem, I did shoot that many photos.
Just so you don't think I'm completely nuts, I hasten to add that I deleted hundreds of them and printed only a handful. But still, the 2009 baseball season is well documented for him and his teammates should they ever want to remember a mediocre finish to a pretty fun year when they were 11 years old.
If only I had a handful of photos for an amazing finish to a history-making season for the 1983 Edina American Legion team. Even though the team won the Legion World Series, the Edina Historical Society does not have one photo of their accomplishment.
And neither has anyone else, it seems. We're still trying to hunt down some photos from former players, the local newspaper and fans. If you have a great photo to share, please contact me. I hope to run a story and photo for our monthly "Last Glance" history feature in Edina Magazine.
On the plus side, we do have the October 1983 issue Edina Magazine (under different ownership) that spotlighted the team on its cover. We also have a DVD of the local cable television station's feature on the team. To make sure the 1983 season is remembered by the community, we have worked with the American Legion, which has been without a building for several years, to get the trophy and flag out of storage and on display at the Wayne Courtney baseball complex.
I'm sure that we'll eventually get photos. Even if there are no action photos, I know some mom or dad made those young men line up with their shiny World Series trophy so they'd always remember their 1983 season.
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