Dutch Lorbeer

Dutch Lorbeer (HM1328)

Location: Neodesha, KS 66757 Wilson County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 25.059', W 95° 41.754'

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American Legion Park

Adley "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.

The Neodesha American Legion Park was designed by Standard Oil engineer A.M. Burton and dedicated May 8, 1921. Neodesha baseball enthusiasts donated the $4,000 to build the original field with a covered grandstand that held 700.
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HM NumberHM1328
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Year Placed2005
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:56pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 261424 N 4144617
Decimal Degrees37.41765000, -95.69590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.059', W 95° 41.754'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 3.54" N, 95° 41' 45.24" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-151 Unnamed Road, Neodesha KS 66757, US
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