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Contributed by garthe on 9/8/10 - Image Year: 1900

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During the first two thirds of the Twentieth Century, Port Royal had a rich heritage of Baseball Teams. Usually these teams would play opposing teams from Juniata, Perry or Dauphin Counties. This baseball heritage produced one major league player from Port Royal, Fred Frankhouse (Cardinals, Dodgers & Braves) and one from Newport, Billy Cox (Dodgers, Pirates, Orioles).

PENALTIES FOR ABUSE: The Port Royal A.C. has adopted the following scale of fines for assaults on umpires. For pulling an empire's nose, $100. For pulling his ear, $50, two ears, $75. For pulling his leg, 10¢. For kicking an umpire in the pants, $100; For kicking him in the vest, $75, vest being smaller; For kicking him in the ball park, $30; For kicking him behind the grandstand $10., For calling him names, 7 cents; For thinking mean things about him, $2; For sticking the tongue out at umpire, $3 an inch; For putting hand to nose and wiggling fingers at the umpire, 32¢ a wiggle. (From Port Royal Times of Nov. 13, 1907)

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Contributed by garthe on 9/8/10 - Image Year: 1906
Seated: (left to right) Charles Stimmel, Homer Groninger, John Robinson, Stoey Groninger, Charles Bailor; Standing: Noah Hertzler, Penrose Shelley, Manager A. H. Stookey, Earl Book, Vernon Fritz.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/13/12 - Image Year: 1915
PORT ROYAL ATHLETIC CLUB: Front Row on left is Jacob B. Groninger (Estimate that the photo was taken about 1915) (Photo courtesy of Betty Groninger Walker)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/13/12 - Image Year: 1920
1920 PORT ROYAL ATHLETIC CLUB: Standing (l-r) (Unknown), Huey Groninger, Jacob B. Groninger, (Unknown), S. S. Beaver, Mgr.; (Unknown), Fred Frankhouse, Arthur "Dutch" Kepner, Melvin Frankhouse, Seated (l-r) (Unknown), Evard Meloy, Ike McCord, (Unknown), (Unknown), (Photo taken in front of grandstand) (Photo courtesy of Betty Groninger Walker)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/8/10 - Image Year: 1920
1921 CHAMPIONS of the DAUPHIN-PERRY-JUNIATA LEAGUE - The picture was taken at Harrisburg, September 1920. Seated Row (Left to Right): Hugh Groninger (1B), Arthur "Dutch" Kepner (LF), (Harrisburg Boy) (BB), Tim Euker (CF), Fred Frankhouse (P). - Standing: Melvin Frankhouse (SS), Ike McCord (3B), Charles Bailor (C), S. S. Beaver (MGR), Evard Meloy (RF), Oscar Waltz (2B). (1921 League Champions defeated Rosewood AC 3 games to 1.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/8/10 - Image Year: 1923
1923 CHAMPIONS of the DAUPHIN-PERRY-JUNIATA LEAGUE: (Left to Right) Arthur "Dutch" Kepner, Norman Kepner, George Crozier, Charles Bailor, Frank Kepner, Evard Meloy, Elliott Towsey (coach) Elliott Towsey Jr. (bat boy), Banks Kennedy, Stanley Soloman, Thorn Kennedy, Melvin Frankhouse, Hugh Groninger. (The team is standing with their backs to Milford Street. The house to the right is at the corner of Milford and Third Streets the other two houses are on Morhead Street.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/8/10 - Image Year: 1930
1930 TWILIGHT LEAGUE CHAMPIONS - Known as McCreary's Team it was later taken over by PR IOOF Lodge. Kneeling: Banks Andrews Seated (l to r) Darwin Long (SB), Joseph Frankhouse (LF), Stewart Oldt (OF), Arthur "Dutch" Kepner (TB), Harvey McCreary (FB & MGR), Earl Hack (LF & P). Back Row: Clinton Bashore (SS), Charles Bailor (C), Banks Kennedy (P), William Long (OF & FB) and Dwinton Smith (P & OF). (John Taylor (not shown) served as team mascot.)
Contributed by garthe on 9/8/10 - Image Year: 1931
1931 TWILIGHT LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: (Most players are not identified however believe that the top row third from left is Lee Smith and fourth from left is "King" Beale.
Contributed by garthe on 9/8/10 - Image Year: 1941
1941 PORT ROYAL CHAMPION BASEBALL TEAM: Front Row (L-R): Grover Wolfgang Jr, Batboy Billy Telfer, Robert "Mugs" Frankhouse; Middle Row: Russell Wagner, Dick Ulsh, Paul Fleck, James "Mayor" Kennedy, Bill Kauffman, Bill Kennedy; Back Row: Couch Charles "Bill" Telfer, Gerald "Smokey" Miller, Ted Bergstresser, James Robinson, Harold "Doc" Kepner, Harvey "Popeye" McClure, Brady Kunkle Paul Fleck said the last game went 19-20 innings 1 walkin run and no hits. The New York Times had article.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/8/10 - Image Year: 1951
1951 JUNIATA COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Front Row (L - R): Bob Dowling, N. Blair Taylor, Bill Groninger, Wib Taylor, Jack Henderson, Wayne Taylor, Denny Foltz, Jim Dowling; Middle Row: Gary Dunn, Ernie Foltz, Jim Taylor, Leon Kepner, Bob Crimmel, Warren Dowling, Don Fike, Skip Kepner, Ron Gerhart; Back Row: Coaches: Wendell "Ace" Henderson and Melvin Crimmel
Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/14/12 - Image Year: 1960
PORT ROYAL LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM: (front row l-r) Garry Beasom, Doug Towsey, Robin Lease, Shawn Kepner, Kerrie Harbst, Matt Lauver, Chris Bryner, Robbie Boyer (back row l-r) Rich Horning, Brett Hickman, Eddie Zimmerman, Grace Covert, Troy Fike, Ken Berry, Ben Milliken.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/8/10 - Image Year: 1964
1964 PERRY-JUNIATA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS (Defeated Loysville in Finals) Front Row (L - R): Doug Kennedy, Charlie Kipp, Bill Koons, Mike Taylor; Middle Row: John "Duff" Taylor, Wib Taylor, Don Kinzer, Clint Bashore, Dick Rhine, Jay Kipp, Wayne Taylor; Back Row: Spence Kepner, Bill Kennedy, Skip Kepner, Ed Lewis, Jim Kennedy, Bill Osman
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/8/10 - Image Year: 1969
1969 MIFFLIN-JUNIATA TWILIGHT LEAGUE CHAMPS - Front Row (l - r): Jay Kipp, Glen "Skip" Kepner, Don Bratton, Wayne Taylor, Ralph Gilson and Bernal "Wib" Taylor. - Back Row: Dale Smith, Jacque Erb, Ernie Walters, Bill Barton, Ed Lewis, Norm Taylor, Bill Holderman, Fred Dowling. (Photo was taken at Port Royal Fair Grounds. Grandstand is visible on the right and racing kiosk in the back.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/8/10 - Image Year: 1925
This is a schedule for the Twilight League. (Year unknown) (Submitted by Audrey Bashore Monroe)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/17/12 - Image Year: 1952
1952 PERRY - JUNIATA BASEBALL SCHEDULE - Page 1 (Provided by "Skip" Kepner)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/17/12 - Image Year: 1952
1952 PERRY - JUNIATA BASEBALL SCHEDULE - Page 2 (Provided by "Skip" Kepner)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/17/12 - Image Year: 1952
1952 PERRY - JUNIATA BASEBALL SCHEDULE - Page 3 (Provided by "Skip" Kepner)



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