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[Photograph 2012.201.B0288.0096]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Bill Herring, left, Altus catcher and a nephew of Brooklyn Dodger Pitcher Art Herring, receives the three-foot Billy Merrill Memorial championship trophy from J.B. Koch, Oklahoma state American Legion commander, after the Beavers laced Oklahoma City Bill Mosiers, 8-1, Sunday in the Legion tournament finals at Tribe park."
Date: August 6, 1945
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0288.0095]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Proudly displaying his trophy which is emblematic of being tabbed "most valuable" player in the annual state American Legion tournament here is smiling Bill Herring, star Altus catcher who belted a robust .448 and played outstanding all-around ball for his team that finished second in the classic."
Date: August 7, 1946
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society