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WELSH BASEBALL UNION
Because of the teacher’s Industrial action over the past few years, inter-schools baseball had almost ground to a standstill. In 1986, the W.B.U. took action to introduce an alternative means of encouraging junior baseball. The result was the emergence of 28 teams in a Youth League split into two sections under 13 and under 15. All games were played on a friendly basis.
A 16 team Scouts League also came into being, this played on Tuesday evenings to avoid clashing With the Men’s and Ladies’ Leagues. The Scouts played a series of friendly games, plus a Cup competition – The W.B.U. lent the scouts three sets of playing equipment on permanent basis and supplied a cup for the competition plus two sets of medals for the finalists.
This youth development owed much to Ken Gough in Newport, while in Cardiff the main workers were Roger Goode and Gordon Killin.
In August The New York Times published a fairly long and favourable item, written by an American visitor to Cardiff, George Vecsey. The item was headed “Playing Baseball in Wales”.