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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

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Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Little League Baseball c 1965Looks like these boys could have used some more coaching about keeping their eyes on the ball. The sleeve says they were taken in 1965. You can click on the photos to make them larger.

My rookie mistake

Little League Baseball c 1965I shouldn’t fault the boys: I made my own rookie mistake. I don’t know what I thinking when I framed the shots as verticals instead of horizontals. The action was moving ACROSS the frame, not up and down.

Brush back and zip down

Little League Baseball c 1965

He leaned back away from that pitch so far his pants unzipped.

Look how white those shoes are

Little League Baseball c 1965Here’s a boy who is just dying to slide into second to get those whites a little dirty.

I wonder if any of these boys were in this picture the next year? It looks like the same field at Capaha Park.


4 comments to Keep Your Eye on the Ball

  • David Steinhoff

    The orioles was the team I played on in minor league. I played right field—-never had a ball hit to me and I never got a hit, but I looked good. The first 2 pics are not me but maybe the third

  • Mike Taylor

    I also played for the Orioles but a little earlier than when these pics were taken, more like 1959ish. Calvin Blake was the team manager and we had a really great time. The only people I can remember from that team was Paul Brinkoff and I think Harley Edelman. What fond memories, thanks Ken!!

  • Terry Hopkins

    I played for the Marlin’s about five year’s earlier…the minor leagues in Cape at that time were full of activity in those years…the cars where parked all the way up to Cherry Hill for many of those games. Kids and parents all over the place…good years. Steve Tricky, Dan Beatty, Brad Kasten, Keith Middleton were all Marlins and proud of it!

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