Share our heritage | 1952 Bellefonte softball league

August 5, 2013 

Keckler Motors Softball, 1952

This 1952 photo shows the Keckler Motors fast-pitch softball team, which won the league championship in 1950.

DAVID DIMMICK — Photo provided

Each Monday the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from David Dimmick.

It is a 1952 photo of the Big Spring Fast-Pitch softball team, which won the league championship in 1950. The group was sponsored by Keckler Motors and based in Bellefonte.

In the first row, from left: Joe Ivicic, “Sparkly” O’Leary, Jim Hoy, Vance Dimmick, Gib McMurtrie, and Guy Poorman

Second row, from left: Charles McBride, Frank Peters, John Weber, Lee Solt (manager), Bud Solt and Elmer Keckler.

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to or directly to Photo Editor Laurie Jones at Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.

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