A Step Back In Time: Root and Lunz lead Mankato Players Lounge to Winona softball title

Written by Bob on February 13th, 2017

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  1. Gary Baughman says:

    Dale Root pitched in Cedar Rapids. in the 60’s. Used to pitch against ISC HOF Jerry Ralfs.in the Major Open League.

  2. Gary Baughman says:

    Dale Root was a school teacher in the winter and worked construction in the summer of 1967. I worked with him.

  3. Kevin kammuellet says:

    Randy Walker still pitches in the St Paul leagues. I remember facing him many times when i first started pitching. Threw many years for Mancinis and was always tough.

  4. Bob says:

    Randy and I went to college at Mankato State, and the school had a seven-team intramural fastpitch league with Randy, Craig Brown, myself, the Cummings brothers, Dave and Dan, and a couple of throwers from Iowa. And when Root was going to MSU, he pitched in that league. It was a pretty tough league. Randy had an easy motion with great mechanics. His rise ball was one of the better ones that I saw back in those days.

  5. Bob says:

    Rooter was good, no doubt. One of the all-time best in Minnesota history. Beat some good teams in the nationals.

  6. Bob says:

    I met Jerry at last year’s ISC WT. What a great guy. He was standing in the outfield while I was taking pictures and we struck up a conversation. I didn’t ask him his name until we were about to wrap up our talk. A very humble man and he didn’t want to make himself out to be as great as he was when I started asking him questions for a story that I ended up writing about him.

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