April 11 talk by author of book on local baseball historyRoger Hadix, who regularly dons an 1800s-style uniform for the annual Labor Day vintage baseball game at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, will give a presentation Friday, April 11 on his recently published book about local baseball history.
The event will be at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., from 11 a.m. to noon.
Admission is free to members of the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), the volunteer nonprofit that owns and operates the History Center, but $5 for nonmembers.
Seating is limited to about 100 people. The doors to the center open at 10:30 a.m.
Released last summer as part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of Sports series, Hadix's “Baseball in Colorado Springs” consists of more than 200 photographs with detailed captions. Among the book's subjects are the early “Millionaires” team, college ball, the Sky Sox minor league teams (during the 1950s as well as modern times) and Hall-of-Famer Rich Gossage, who pitched for Wasson High School before going on to star in the Major Leagues.
According to an OCCHS press release, Hadix's program will cover “the history of baseball played in the Pikes Peak Region from 1874 to the present day, including both non-professional and professional baseball.”
Westside Pioneer/press release