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Sports Digest Harwood McKain Will Bring Long Experience to Baseball Post By r. w. n In 16 I Harwood McKam. . . , Now The Skipper Saturday's announcement that Hai-wood McKaln hail accepted the Job of managing the Council Bluffs Browns, who are to be reorganized Immediately, means that a home town boy long prominent In baseball baseball cuclos is to return to the In a new capacity. McKaln will bring to the post' long experience as a player, botn In organized baseball and the semlpro ranks. Away back In 1029, at the age of 18, he was pllclilng for Emerson, Emerson, Macedonia and other southwest southwest Iowa clubs, and was taken the Chicago White Sox on their spring training trip in 1930, but was cast off «» too young, and hooked up with Grand Island In the Nebraska State loop. After a successful season there he was bought by the Detroit Tigers Tigers In the fall of 1D30, and sent Decatur In the Thr-c-I league for HP h u r t hl.t arm wna released In Mny, 1031. Thereafter lie plnyccl semi-pro baseball In Council Bluffs, was with Omnha in the Western league in 1933, then was w i t h various Nebraska State league o u t f i t s 1933 until 1939. He plnyed with Kearney, Neb., in the 1039 Denver Post tournament, played and managed managed a soml-pro club at Oakland, In., in 1940, and was with the Council Bluffs Cardinals In 1941. He got Into the n r m y In 1042, and played with the Fort Ijeavrnworth team that season, accompanying accompanying that club to the na- tlonnl semi-pro tournament at Wichita, Kan. He has been homo for some time, following a medical discharge from the service. He played In a number of the old aouthwext Iowa tournaments here, In the liveries of a number teams, Jim Kennedy, who mnn«gccl he t the to a of

Clipped from Council Bluffs Nonpareil25 Jun 1944, SunPage 15

Council Bluffs Nonpareil (Council Bluffs, Iowa)25 Jun 1944, SunPage 15
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