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Local-baseball author at Old Colorado City History Center

       Roger Hadix wore his old-style uniform to the Old Colorado City History Center April 11 for a presentation about local baseball.
       For reference, he used his 2013 book, “Baseball in Colorado Springs,” which consists of more than 200 photographs with detailed captions about local hardball history from 1874 to modern times, and signed copies for purchasers afterward.
       His talk occurred on the opening day of the 2014 season for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Triple-A affiliate for the Colorado Rockies major league club. The book includes photos of the original team from 1950-58 and its restart in 1988.
       Hadix himself plays in a vintage baseball league in the Denver area, and for years has joined with several of those players in an annual Labor Day game against Rock Ledge Ranch volunteers, using 1800s rules.
       In the photo at right, Hadix stands next to a History Center display case containing mementoes and information about early baseball in the area. The "D&Rg" on his shirt stands for Denver & Rio Grande (a major railroad company in the area in the late 1800s and early 1900s), representing him as a player for a team the railroad might have sponsored. The display was coordinated by Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) volunteer Marilyn Lee “and was specifically put together for Roger's presentation,” according to OCCHS Co-President Kathy McBride.

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(Posted 4/16/14; Community: Old Colorado City History Center)

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