"THE LITTLE YANKEES"

1941

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How They Started

The Hot Springs Bathers were known by many names, the Blues, the Vapors, the Vaporites, before they settled on the Bathers. The interesting story, is how they established the team and why.

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Jack Bales Story

Jack Bales' story starts with his father taking him to tryout camps. He was able to travel all over the United States by playing/managing baseball teams, this included being a catcher for the Detroit Tigers. This is his story.

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The Ballparks

 Ban-Johnson Field, Jaycee Park, and Fogel Field these three ballparks tell the story of the Bathers. Each field held a different generation of baseball players including those in the major league.