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Cecil Travis was on a path to the Hall before World War II. From 1933-41 he hit .327. Then he missed 4 years at war then hit .241 from 1945-47.
"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"
~Jacques Barzun, 1954
Mr. Travis was a family friend. I grew up in Riverdale, GA. I talked with him by phone a few years before he passed. Ted Williams said he had one of the best swings in baseball. Dad played a little bit of pro baseball with the Lookouts. Mr. Travis said Dad had one of the best swings in baseball. Thanks for sharing this page. Great pics! I believe he should be in the HOF.
What a great story, Vernon! Thanks for sharing.
Our local heroes are who we hold closest to our hearts. I had many from the small town of Riverdale, GA. Most had no fanfare. It’s a repeating theme across America in the ‘50s and the years beyond.