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Some of Carter County's greats

Since I am not as familiar with the great athletes in all of Carter County, I will focus on the great athletes that were born or raised in the Tie Creek area of the county.

In the early years, most every community had a baseball team. For several decades a somewhat organized league of baseball was played. Lute Waterland was a pitcher that played mostly for the Capitol team, I believe. The Waterland family lived near Sheep Mountain. My dad talked about Lute as being the top pitcher of those days. He could put a lot of mustard on a fastball. Dad thought Lute could have played in the big leagues....

 

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