Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1925 Charles Sopp

The same summer Charley Gehringer was finding success playing baseball for farm teams to the professional ball clubs, Charles Sopp -- another Fowlerville graduate -- was being looked at.  In a short blurb found in The Fowlerville Review, Editor and Publisher G.L. Adams reported:

We clip the following from the Angola, Ind., newspaper:  "Angola has a find in young Chas. Sopp, who is hitting a .535 clip for the season.  He hails from the same place that produced Charlie Gehringer and is expected to get a trial with the Tygers in the spring."

If you follow this link, you can see a picture of Sopp's graduation picture in the 1921 class composite.  He is in the upper right hand corner.  Below is an enlargement.  Also, a couple months back, I posted a school team picture with Gehringer and Sopp, which you can find by clicking here.  It would appear this picture might have been mislabeled as Charles Sopp graduated in 1921 and Glen Sopp graduated in 1929.

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