Baseball was not so organized in those days, and each community had their own team and would play other teams, but we weren't attached to a league, and so at the end of the year, Malad would invite teams to come and play. It was always a 16-team tournament, and the person I met thought it was up o 32 teams now. The competition was always very intense, and Hyrum being a small community, it was difficult to compete, but we would find a way.
I played when I was 12, catching half the games. I also helped Weldon coach many years, and then also coached myself a few years. It was fun. The town was exciting in those days, even though i was a small town. It had a theater, bowling alley and swimming pool. Some years we stayed at the American Legion Hall, and others at an old hospital. Those were good times. Usually a few parents would come and handle the cooking. This included the DeBolt and McBride families.