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Bona Allen Baseball Players
Buford, Georgia
Left to Right:  Jim Hyder, John (Whack) Hyder, and (William) Dennis Hyder  

Contributed by Gary Hyder:

"My  grandfather(Jim Hyder) played for the Bona Allen Shoemakers in the 30's.  I  believe when they won the world series-semi pro.My one great uncle next to him  is John (Whack) Hyder,the basketball coach at Ga. Tech for 22 years,and to his  right is another of my  great uncles, Dennis Hyder.

"I don't have any info about the play of my grandfather at Bona Allen, but I know  he pitched for the team. He was an awesome baseball player from what I  understand,but  Branch Rickey tried to change his delivery and messed his  arm up,so he didn't sign with a professional team. 

 "John(whack) made it to AAA Columbus(Yankees) before the war,and Ralph(Rat)hit  for a higher average than Stan Musial in the Ga/Fla.  league."


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This file was contributed for use by the Gwinnett County GAGenWeb Project  by:
Gary Hyder <Resica63@aol.com>

November 2004

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