Clipped From The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune
Lloyd Machholz Among Ball Players Honored by Lloyd Machholz of Chillicothe was among the former Burlington, la., baseball players honored at an '-Old Timers' Night" last Thursday. All had played pro or semipro ball for Burlington in the last 50 years and Machholz was one of the youngest. One of the stunts of the game was to bring the "old timers" to the diamond hi a 1914 Chalmers. The exhibition with the Burlington Bees was three innings and ended in a scoreless tie. The Bees then played a regulation game with Appleton. Both Burlington and Appleton are members of bhe widely known Three-I League. Machholz was offered a major league contract with Detroit in the *30's when he was a sophomore in high school. When he was graduated from high-school he signed with St. Louis, took part in spring training and was assigned to play at Mitchell, S, Dak During the spring training, he started as a shortstop and wound up as a catcher "with about a broken arm." Machholz recalled that his baseball salary was a magnificent a month and after a few days Dakota he decided to seek his future in other fields. He went back to a job he already had from then on earned his living a salesman and added on- the of playing semipro ball. He was with Burlington--his home town--in 1939 and 1940 seasons when the team played in the then Mississippi Valley League Machholz has played semipro ball for Burlington Keokuk, Das Moines, St. Joseph and other places and once played ball in Canal Zone.