There are 17 people in the photo, 9 in the back row, 8 in the front row. The only one I’m sure of is Bill Nelson, back row, 6th from the left.
Other players mentioned who played on the teams of the early 80s: Doug Fuchs, Larry Johnson, Dave Howie, Jim Fuchs, Doug Fuchs, Terry Johnson, Davie Howie, Rick Sviggum, Jim Sviggum, Steve Sviggum, Don Freeman, Dick Grass, Bob Klefsaas, Robert Weber, Pete Maus, Jay Olson, Lew Olson.
Let’s see if we can identify all the players in that photo. Attach comments please.
Update 11:15 PM: Former Dundas Dukes manager Bill Nelson emailed me the names of everyone in the photo, including two people from the edges of the photo who were cut off:
Back row: Rory Rice (current President of Dundas Baseball), Kevin Sevcik, Dave Howie, Scott Nelson (1988 State Tournament MVP), Terry Johnson, Bill Nelson, Larry Johnson, Lew Olson (1982 State Tournament MVP), Steve Sviggum (former Speaker of the House).
Front row: Doug Fuchs (cut in half) Steve Hildebrandt, Galen Sevcik, Batboys ? Elofson and Brian Sherwin, Dan Brodin, Dan King and Dick Sviggum.
I sent the picture in and to put it on the wall they cut off two very important figures in the Dundas story. Jim Fuchs our manager was the first person in the back row and Greg Kozulla a drafted pitcher from Burnsville that came to pitch in Dundas in 1986 was cut off from the right side of the photo.
Update 12:15 PM: Bill emailed me a color version of the photo that includes everyone on the team.
The Dundas Dukes beat Highland Park 13-6 in a non-conference slugfest last night at Memorial Park in Dundas. Among the highlights was Dukes manager Bill Nelson taking a screaming liner to the jaw while sitting in the dugout. He recovered in time to savor the victory over his long-time colleague, Highland Park Manager Jim Lawton.
Robbie and I were the guests of Hizzoner Glenn Switzer and the First Lady of Dundas, Michelle Millenacker. The Mayor’s box seats are saaaaweeeeet!
We have a new non-profit advertiser this month on Locally Grown, plus one returning for-profit advertiser.
Bill Nelson, manager of the Dundas Dukes, has a banner ad that links to their website. Their home opener vs. the Pine Island Pioneers is this Sunday, April 26. And he’s coaching the CCVL All Star team vs. the St. Paul Saints on May 3.
Many Northfielders don’t realize what a gem of a baseball facility exists in Dundas. Memorial Park, home of the Dundas Dukes and the Dundas Baseball Association is two miles away, accessible via the Mill Towns Trail.