Sixteen Bowling Green baseball players (early 1960s) gathered at the Liberty Hills Golf course on July 30. Lyle Bell, Roy Clark and Glenn Honeycutt organized the event. Clark, who owns Liberty Hills Golf Course, was a pitcher on the team. He could throw both left and right handed. Bell was also a pitcher while Honeycutt played shortstop and was senior captain. Bellefontaine’s Bob Pool was a member of the team. He has been involved with the Dairy Queen there for years. Jack Harbaugh, father of two sons who coached in the NFL, one now coaching at Michigan, was also a team member.
One person traveled from Colorado and another from Florida. Honeycutt lives at Indian Lake. Others are sprinkled throughout Ohio. Since leaving Bowling Green, all have had successful professional careers and have made valuable contributions to their respective communities. The Baseball Coach at the time was Dick Young who played in and won the Rose Bowl with Woody Hayes. He eventually became Athletic Director at BG and later, several other Division I Colleges. He along with his assistant at the time, Don Purvis who pitched for the Yankees, now live in Florida.
After a round-table of discussion and sharing fond memories, Lyle Bell was awarded a trophy for stretching the truth, blowing the most hot air and being the biggest “BS’er” in attendance. All admitted they had a great experience at Bowling Green which impacted their life tremendously; and, a great time at Liberty Hills Golf Course. Plans are being made for Clark to host a similar event next year.
Glenn Honeycutt of Indian Lake was an event organizer.