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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Folklore of Beebeetown

Did Bob Gibson Play there?
It has been told by many good ol’ boys that Hall of Fame pitcher
Bob Gibson once played on the historic diamond in Southwest Iowa.
My Grandfather, Keith Gunderson, said “Yeah, I caught him – he was wild.”
I had a chance meeting with Mr. Gibson in 2000 and asked him the fabled question, “Did you ever play in Beebeetown, Iowa?” He replied, “Haven’t heard that in years. Yes – played there when I was about 13 years old.”
Folklore became fact that day, and my Grandfather’s tale – a legend.

Mr. Jody Marsh – Neola, Iowa

Above: My Grandfather, Keith Gunderson, Catcher
Beebeetown, Iowa
Circa 1940’s

The Marshes Meet Stan Musial!

The Marshes with Hall of Famer

Stan "The Man" Musial.

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