Check out that logo for the Hood River Height baseball team. Maybe I should adopt it for "Historic Hood River"?
The players are Ray (or Roy) Kuntz, "Shorty" Bucklin, ? Dunn, and Carl Kent. They're playing at the field at 12th and Belmont.
"Shorty" Bucklin? That's a cheap shot.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Town baseball teams were a big part of my life in grade school. All little towns had a team on the coast and on Sundays the whole town turned out for the games. And traveling to away games was normal. During the week the team let us practice with them and learning to catch a ball when they "burned" it into us was part of life. I was a disappointed lad when we moved to Hood River and learned the high school didn't have a team. "Shorty" Bucklin maybe played shortstop and was the fastest and best athlete on the team.
Buzz on 30th March 2017 @ 7:41am
My dad said he would rush home from school, do his chores, and then hop on his bicycle and ride several miles to play or watch a baseball game.
He was a fan of baseball, because he said, "it was a game the little guy could play". Which I guess means a short guy could play it.
He also said, you could often times get a pretty good job with a business in town if you were a good baseball player.
L.E. on 30th March 2017 @ 7:57am
Baseball has always been a big part of my life here going back to the early 80's. This town has put up some pretty great teams, including the last three years at the High School. Thank's for putting this one up Arthur.
RHD on 30th March 2017 @ 10:20am
Is that Mike Schocks dad? :)
Dan Kleinsmith on 30th March 2017 @ 12:31pm
I think that logo would be perfect!
Jill Stanford on 30th March 2017 @ 12:39pm
Good catch, Dan, it does look like Mike.
Arthur on 30th March 2017 @ 4:59pm
I am wondering if that might be Percy Bucklin as a very young man. I didn't know him until he was elderly, so really wouldn't know what he looked like in his youth. As I recall he was not a tall man.
charlott on 31st March 2017 @ 7:13am
The players in this picture are Ray Kuntz - Shorty Bucklin ( played shortstop ) - Bill Dun ( Bill was the manager but must have played also ) Carl Kent.
Don't know what year this team played.
FMW on 10th April 2017 @ 8:13pm
There was a Hood River Heights Baseball Team 1911 / 1912
Players on that team were:
1 Bill Dun Manager
3 A. M. Davis
4 Fred Tate Left Field
5 Marty Jessburg Short Stop
7 Shorty Bucklin Short Stop
8 Ray Kuntz
9 Bud Ray Samuels Right Field
10 Charley Hart Pitcher
11 Bill Hall
12 Joe Carson
13 Harry Butler Third
This was the team for 1911 or 1912
FMW on 10th April 2017 @ 8:22pm