October 4, 2011 2:46 p.m.
Cinderella Team Runner-up in the 1951 American Baseball Congress Tournament at Battle Creek, Mich. for the nationÕs amateur baseball crown, members of the Troy Boosters nine and their manager proudly stand with the three major trophies they won this yearÐthe Idaho-Montana-British Columbia League champions, the Western Divisional ABC Tournament champions, and the National ABC Tournament runners-up. From left: Irving Lavaratto, Don Moore, Arnold Odegaard, Jack Spring, Curt Barclay, Bill Joy, Dale Thomason, Ed Bouchee, Jim Moore, Alvin Fisher, bat boy, and Manager Clyde Thornton. Clay Parker photo from the Oct. 11, 1951, files of The Western News. (Not included in the team that made the trip were Joe Kuwahara, Howard Rice, Ray Anderson, Les Norton, George Geiger, Milton McDermitt, John Eahart, Art Previs, Frank Rucinski, Enos Underwood and Bob Anderson.)