CIO Baseballers Were Hot as Weather in '54 Season
Paglia, Ron, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Still reeling from another loss at the hands of cross-river rival Charleroi, the Monessen CIO entry in the Mon Valley League was mired in fifth place with a sub-.500 record on July 8, 1954.
At 12-13, the Unionmen trailed the Charleroi Merchants, 20-5; Van Voorhis, 18-6; Fayette City, 15-7, and Monessen Ozarks, 13-13 in the MVL. Only Whitsett, West Newton and Keystone were behind CIO in the area's top sandlot baseball league.
That situation changed dramatically as the CIO crew went on a scorching winning streak that was hotter than the dog days of summer. The only thing that stopped them over the course of the next month or so was Mother Nature herself, as rain …
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