Toby Brooks: WSIU InFocus

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Debby Whitlatch talked with baseball fan Toby Brooks, an SIUC professor of kinesiology, about his book on the West Frankfort Cardinals minor league baseball team, Season of Change, and the team's 1948 Illinois State League championship win.

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Floyd Melliere: WSIU InFocus

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On this episode of WSIU InFocus, we'll meet Floyd Melliere of St. Louis who pitched the West Frankfort Cardinals to their 1948 state championship title. Melliere, a native of Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, talks with Debby Whitlatch about his career as a minor league pitcher during the 1940s and '50s and his memories of what it was like to play for West Frankfort's winning team.

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