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Dig up those Bainbridge baseball memories

The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is putting out a call for Bainbridge baseball fans to rummage through their attics and garages for memorabilia and old uniforms used by the island’s home-grown school and club teams.

The museum hopes to put the best of the island’s baseball artifacts on display during a May 19 event they’re calling “Baseballarama.”

They’ll also show archival photos of the island’s earliest teams, which were fielded by company towns like Creosote, Port Madison and Port Blakely and neighborhoods like Pleasant Beach (see above photo).

Organizers are also promising hot dogs and beer, and plenty of opportunity to reminisce about the good old days of Bainbridge baseball. Prizes will be awarded for those who “field” the most members of their team.

To get your memorabilia in the mix, or to get more information, call Chuck Callahan at (206) 842-4479.

Ferry tweets, weedy art and baseball for all

Here’s some news from the week:

-Washington State Ferries is hoping Twitter tweets and Facebook posts will boost ridership. Read about it HERE. Coincidentally, the Kitsap Sun is hoping Facebook posts will boost readership. Looky HERE.

-Bainbridge seventh- and eighth-graders transformed heaps of English ivy into art at Blakely Harbor Park on Wednesday. See some photos and read my story HERE.

-KOMO News stopped by the island’s internment memorial to get an update on its progress. Rep. Jay Inslee and Sen. Maria Cantwell were also in attendance. See the video HERE.

-A baseball game on Bainbridge gave kids with physical and mental challenges a chance to enjoy America’s favorite past time. Read about it, see a photo gallery and a video HERE.

“One team, one island, one goal”

baseballoneteamoneislandbannerThe Bainbridge High School baseball team is two wins away from its first state championship.

“Absolutely, it’s been a total community effort,” coach Jayson Gore told Sun sports reporter Terry Mosher. “It has been for (at least) 10 years. Just everybody has helped out. Our kids help out, parents, parents in the past, kids in the past keep coming back. They all want to see the program going in the right direction.”

The team wears custom T-shirts depicting the island with an arrow pointing toward Safeco Field. That’s where the Spartans play today at 1 p.m. against top-ranked Timberline High School.

Read more about the team’s final push for the title here.