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The Players in the Sooner State League    
       More than 3,100 young men, most between the ages of 17 and 21, came from sandlots, high schools, tryout camps, college campus’, semi-pro leagues, and the armed forces to follow the dream to play
 in the Major Leagues.  Sixty made it.  Notable alumni are Hall of Famer Billy Williams, Jackie Brandt, Whitey Herzog, Camilo Pascual, Daryl Spencer, Pete Runnels, Bobby Knoop, George Brunet, Steve Barber, Russ Snyder, Stan Williams, Jerry Lumpe, and Norm Siebern among others. 
Both Dee Sanders and Len Gilmore had pitched
in the Major LeaguesSanders, playing on a part time basisset the all-time record for Organized Baseball by hurling 75 1/3 consecutive innings without giving up a walk. 

See  Chapters 10, 11, and 12 of Baseball in the Cross Timber for vignettes about those who and those who didn’t. 

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