American Legion ParkAdley "Dutch" Lorbeer (1902-1983) came to Neodesha in 1929. Dutch enjoyed a six year pro-ball stint with the Pittsburg[h] Pirates and the New York Yankees organizations, an experience which profoundly influenced the rest of his life. Returning to Neodesha he became sponsor for the Neodesha American Legion baseball team in 1945. This organization enabled boys aged fifteen to eighteen to play ball competitively. Dutch coached, purchased their uniforms, baseballs, bats and gloves and took them all to a St. Louis Cardinals game each year. During his eighteen year sponsorship, Dutch spent over $75,000 on Neodesha's American Legion ballplayers.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 261424 N 4144617|
|Decimal Degrees||37.41765000, -95.69590000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 25.059', W 95° 41.754'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 25' 3.54" N, 95° 41' 45.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-151 Unnamed Road, Neodesha KS 66757, US|
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