Bio: Scherer, George (16 Jun 1966)


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Surnames: Scherer, Myhrwold, Asplin


----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.)   06/16/1966


On Sunday, June 19, 1966, the Greenwood Community will celebrate "George Scherer Day."  Don Warner says of George, "He’s the hardest working man for baseball that there has ever been."  He has managed the Greenwood team since 1952; before that time he managed the Loyal team for 16 years.  And before that, he played with the Eaton Center Team, and managed it part of the time, from 1922 to 1936.


He has threatened to quit for some years now, but each year he is back doing the thing he loves to do.  When his son Dick was in the armed services, George waited for him to get out so he could have both his sons on the team at once.  Last year, Dick, Roger and George all played at the same game in Loyal, quite a thrill for a man and for the community.


Actually, Greenwood is George’s adopted home.  He first saw the light of day down in Hollandale in Iowa County, Wis.  Back about 1915 his dad came up to buy a farm in this area, and then brought the family to live here.  His dad was also a baseball player.  One day when George was 14, his dad was supposed to play, but he was disabled with blood poison in his thumb.  So Goerge filled the vacant place on the team, and he has been playing and managing ever since.


He farmed too, until a severe case of pneumonia laid him down.  At that time they did not have the powerful drugs that we have today, so the doctors used what they had, warning him that he would probably come out of it with lung damage.  "It was the only thing to do; it was better than going under."  The asthma which followed made it necessary to leave the farm.  He went to work for Wuethrich’s Creamery, driving cream truck and working in the plant.


"There was a nice looking girl down by Christie.  She saw me running around and grabbed me.  We met at a barn dance down there."  Her name was Carol Asplin.  They began going together during the worst days of the depression, and waited 6 years to get married.  I had a job at the Co-op Cheese Factory, getting $40 a month when we got married.  After six months we went on the farm, over where Kyle lives now, between Greenwood and Loyal.  Our first mile check was $25.00."


Their children, Nancy, Richard, Roger and Susan were all born on the farm.  Nancy is the oldest, is married and lives in Milwaukee.  Dick works for Bill Kuchenbecker.  Roger just graduated from high school, and Susan will be a junior in high school next year.


"I never had a chance to go to high school.  I wanted so badly to go, because of sports.  But times were so bad that I had to go to work instead.


"I don’t have any hobbies except baseball.  I never missed a game of any kind while Roger was in high school.  I really enjoy watching the kids play ball.  I wish that every kid who likes to play could get a chance to play.  Some of them have talent, but it takes hustle to make a ballplayer.  I guess that’s the most important.  If they have hustle, they can play ball."




Bio: Scherer, Richard G. (PVT.)


Surnames: Scherer

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner, 27 Apr 1961


Scherer, Richard G. (PVT.)

Pvt. Richard G. Scherer, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Scherer, Greenwood, recently arrived in Mannheim, Germany. He is serving with the transport division as a mechanic. He took his basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas and further mechanic schooling at Fort Benning, Georgia.



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