BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Roberts High was 1968 baseball state champ | Local


“Relief pitcher Banks is about as good, allowing only 7 hits in the four games he pitched during the season.

“Coach Dawkins said that the Holly Hill team was the best he has ever coached in the 10 years he has been in the field, and expects it to be just as good in 1969 as he will lose only three seniors, two of them on the starting nine.

“The graduating seniors are Benjamin, Press and Edgar James, runner for the pitcher and catcher.

“The fabulous record of the 1968 Roberts High School team will be hard to beat in the coming years, but the players that will be returning next year say that’s the goal they’ve set for themselves.”

Nathaniel Snell continued to display his outstanding athletic talents by playing for Post 4 American Legion baseball, the minor league and then on to the major league. He played for the Detroit Tigers and the Baltimore Orioles.

In 1987, Ed Mirmow, in an interview with The T&D, said, “Probably the best player of all (Post 4) would have to be Nathaniel Snell of the Detroit Tigers.”

In that year of 1968, the people of Holly Hill felt great joy and proudness in having a state baseball championship team coming from their community. From The T&D…

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