Thursday, July 07, 2005


Danny Brisbane captured this image of three young men in their element at the softball field behind John Marshall High School, where the 1977 Fan District Invitational Tournament was staged. Brisbane was on the J. W. Rayle roster, as was Chuck Wrenn, on the left. Biograph manager Terry Rea's teammate, Larry Rohr, is on the right.

In the 1976-78 seasons the Biograph softball team's nickname was the Swordfish. From 1979-83 the team was called the Naturals. (The story of the changing is for another time.) After that the softball team was taken over by new management and the nicknames it bestowed upon the franchise -- Peckers, X-Peckers, Phantoms, etc. -- came and went, blurring into the sunset.

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