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Retro RFH Baseball Tackle Time

In an effort to continue to pay homage to baseball season, these RFH baseball of a more casual kind retro pics, originally posted on April 10, 2019 are being reprised. Have you ever had a tackle strategy like this in your ball game?

Isn’t football the tackle sport? Well, that may be, but by the looks of things in this 1970s home run classic in the outfield, these RFH baseball players paid no mind to standard sports protocol. It was really all about the fun and laughs for them.

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Retro RFH Baseball

Baseball at RFH in the 1970s Photo/George Day
Baseball at RFH in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Play ball! Well, spring has arrived and RFH Baseball season is set to start soon — on April 9 with a home JV game at Meadow Ridge. Time will tell whether or not vaccines will hit COVID-19 out of the park, but the game is on and the RFH players are set for a home run season.

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Retro RFH Socially Distant Baseball Times

Batter up! There would have been both varsity and junior varsity baseball games at RFH today had there been a baseball season. Now, though, the RFH games against Holmdel have a black line through them on the high school’s athletic schedule.

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Retro RFH Girl Playing the Boys’ Baseball Field

RFH Class of '78 alumni Nancy Whelchel was the first girl to play on the boys' baseball team. Photo/George Day
RFH Class of ’78 alumni Nancy Whelchel was the first girl to play on the boys’ baseball team.
Photo/George Day

Yes, it’s all about the high school baseball season being benched right now over the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s game-changing news. Who knows if things will ever be the same on the high school baseball field. And back in the 1970s, the idea of RFH girls breaking into sports that were traditionally boys’ turf was taboo. Then came another game changer — a girl who wanted to be one of the boys on the field. That was Nancy Whelchel of the RFH Class of ’78.

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Retro RFH View From the Baseball Sidelines

Well, it’s pretty clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has struck out baseball at RFH and everywhere else this season.

Waiting for their time at bat to knock it out of the park, dugout time can prove quite pensive. Sitting it out. Coming off the field victorious or slammed. Whatever the reason for the time in the dugout, it was still time spent with the team.

These days, though, even being benched is a solitary event. So, as the RFH baseball players of today sit out the game separated, quarantined during an unprecedented time that they’ll no doubt get together and talk about at their reunions, we offer a look back to RFH baseball of the 1970s and another view from the dugout of a team deep in thought.

Looks like one of these players is bothered by something. Can anyone guess what? Who are these guys?

Thanks, once again, to the fabulous George Day for this look back in RFH time!

Retro RFH Baseball Boys

RFH Baseball boys in the dugout circa 1970s Photo/George Day
RFH Baseball boys in the dugout circa 1970s
Photo/George Day

Well, March has arrived, and baseball season will soon be sliding into its RFH home base. The RFH calendar, in fact shows that the there are two home varsity games on the calendar for March 10.

So, it stands to reason that the Retro Pic of the (George) Day should take a closer look back, from another vantage point, of a 1970s RFH game — the dugout.

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Retro RFH Baseball Home Run

It’s not only still baseball season at RFH, it’s Friday the 13th.

So, in the spirit of good luck, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day feature some  successful ball playing of the 1970s with a beloved coach whom many felt charmed the game — Hal Lorme.

Lorme passed away just over a year ago. He is still fondly remembered by many an RFH alumni and ball player.

In the top featured photo, Lorme is seen with ball player Tripp Dupree.

Below, he’s behind and in the scenes coaching. Recognize anyone else?

RIP, Coach Lorme. May the luck of Lorme be with today’s team!

— Elaine Van Develde

Retro RFH Baseball, Anyone?

Playing ball in the 1970s at RFH Photo/George Day
Playing ball in the 1970s at RFH
Photo/George Day

Spring is in the air — well, sort of.

So, to honor the immediately impending coming of spring, our Retro Pic of the (George) Day also commemorates the coming of the baseball season.

Here’s a shot from the 1970s of some RFHers playing ball.

Remember these uniforms?

Thanks, again, to George Day for this and so many other great photos!

Anyone with a pic from the past, please send it to us, with proper credit, at evd@rfhretro.com, and we will feature it as a Retro Pic of the Day.