Thomas Turner - Negro League Baseball


Tom and Betty Turner retire to Georgetown, an hour from where Tom grew up and about 15 minutes from Ripley where Betty grew up.  Both wanted to return to Ohio to be near their families. They both become active in the local church and larger community.



"Points of Light are the soul of America. They are ordinary people who reach beyond themselves to the lives of those in need, bringing hope and opportunity, care and friendship."

Daily Point of Light No. 2099

February 19, 2002

Tom volunteers as recreation counselor at two nursing homes in the Georgetown area.  These seniors are waiting for the day's action to begin.  

Tom enjoys time with his grandson and great-granddaughter from California on their visit to Ohio to attend a family reunion in 1995.  The children are now young adults, working and in school.


Tom realizes a dream of having a farm.  His 10 acres have proved productive.  His great grand-daughter rides on the tractor with him.  



First time in Georgetown history that any women's team playing in the open division has won the tournament.  The Wizards won the "D" division without losing a game.  The championship game ran just 5 innings with a score of 13-0.  The Wizards placed five players on the All-Tournament Team, with the first baseman named MVP on offense. 

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