Baseball has long been America's favorite pastime. Town baseball teams drew large crowds in the 1940s. This Manila team was the People's Drug Store team about 66 years ago. The Manila ball field was located where Farmers Market is today.
Pictured are, from left: Front -- Jewell White, Eddie Ashabranner and Michael Bollinger, Raymond Scott, Joe Reed Threlkeld, unidentified, J.T. Harris. Back -- Bud Fowler, Kenneth "He Hi" McWhirter, Wayne Wallace, Wayne Taylor, Roy Ashabranner, John Edwards and Melvin Bollinger.