Wednesday, June 07, 2006

UPRR Baseball teams, 1920's - 1930's


My name is Jerry Scott & I am looking for information on baseball teams of the UPRR in the 1920's -1930's, my father, Francis C. Scott, worked for the UPRR during those years & played for a baseball team that was known as "The Maccabees." I always thought it was the Cheyenne Maccabees, but have been unable to verify that. I still have his uniform and baseball glove and have been thinking about donating that along with some other items to a museum, but I wanted to donate it to the place where the team was located.

I have been in contact with Cathy Osterman in Cheyenne at, I think, The Old West Museum, and she has been searching there for history of the team, but so far nothing.

My Dad worked in the Maintenance of Way, as a weldor, section foreman, extra gang foreman, and eventually a Roadmaster. He was from Kansas, but was working in Nebraska and Wyoming in the 20's & 30's – I know he worked around Omaha, Grand Island, Davenport (where he met my mother) and Cheyenne – there were other places of course and after I was born in 1935, he worked in Kemmerer, Wyo. (but would be gone with gangs at times) then Salt Lake City (during the war) then Milford, Utah and last Roadmaster at La Grande, Oregon.

If you can furnish me any information ... I'd certainly appreciate it. ...

—Jerry D. Scott

P.S. I am interested in finding out about UPRR Baseball teams of the 1920's - 1930's – especially those in Nebraska and Wyoming – where can I find this information? Would this also include "town teams" and semi-pro teams of that area and era?