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Wirth Watching: Baseball Tradition in Utah’s Mining Towns

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MAGNA, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Much of our colorful state history was made in mining towns. No mine wanted another one to beat it in production. And no miner or copper worker wanted to take second place to the guy down the road at the next mine.

That competition rose to a whole new level each summer on baseball diamonds throughout the state

In the old days there was a lot of competition between the smelters and mines in Utah. Not for the gold silver and coal, but baseball.

Every mining town had a team. Scofield, Eureka, Tooele, they were all eager to field teams each summer.

And they took it seriously 60 years ago. Some of the hardest fought games took place in magna. The home of the Magna Garfield Smelter.(…)

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