A photograph of the 1961 Gratz, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Liittle League Championship Team.
The team was organized in 1961 by Jack Shade Sr. Uniforms were purchased at Lou Leitzel‘s store in Gratz and the team prepared to enter competition. In their first year of play, the team won a championship.
Front Row (kneeling): Rodney Shade; Robert Bingman; David Erdman; Robert Wolf; Kenneth Ochs; Marlin Erdman; Jack Shade Jr.; Kerry Schwartz.
Back Row (standing): Marlin Schwartz, co-manager; Jim Hepler, scorekeeper; Randy Straup; Kenny Weber Jr.; Jack Shade Sr., Manager; Earl Kissinger Jr.; Robert Sitlinger; Dennis Lebo; Raymond Hartman, co-manager.
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