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Local Sports Columnists

Three to be inducted in Lions Club Legends of Holman HoF

It’s a special weekend, as the time around the July 4 holiday usually is – a time when we pay tribute and celebrate the past while enjoying the present. And, as usual, it’s a special time for a place local sports fans love – the jewel called Holman Stadium. It will be on display all ...

No one could dispute Oban’s love of the game – and of coaching

JULY 1, 1952: From Frank Stawasz’s column: “Talking American Legion junior baseball brings to mind a recent call from Ray Oban, deposed coach, who pondered at length the possible reasons for his ouster. “ ‘I had a good record (70-18),’ insisted the colorful former pitcher, ‘and ...

Sunday was Doyle Day at Holman as the interest grows

Sunday wasn't your ordinary day at hot and steamy Holman Stadium. It was a Doyle Day. As in Liam Doyle, the now former Pinkerton Academy lefty ace who just two weeks ago pitched the Astros to their first state title since 1986 and is now one of a group of quality starter for the Nashua Silver ...

Great old run rolls on

It’s hard to believe this is the final weekend of June. That’s not a good sign for those of us who want summer to go on forever, is it? So while we ponder that thought, here are a few tids and bits to possibly distract you: First, is there a more traditional, special local event than the ...

Time Travel: Newcombe records 10th victory

JUNE 24, 1947 – “Don Newcombe collected his 10th win, a 13-1 rout, in the nightcap of a doubleheader sweep for the Nashua Dodgers over the Pawtucket Slaters last night. Nashua won the first game 3-2. “... Bases on balls, usually the nemesis of Dodger pitchers, starred in a reverse role ...

Time Travel: Nashua Dodger can’t find home

Minor league ballplayers have long been underpaid, if not under-appreciated. But if anyone can find a modern version of the following note please send it along. JUNE 17, 1947 – “A classified advertisement in tonight’s paper carries an appeal to fans of the Nashua Dodger ballclub to help ...