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Irrigators Take the Title (access required)

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Harry Westfall batted .493 that year. Affectionately known as ”Fat” for his hefty physique, he was an outstanding catcher who reputedly could throw a ball to second base on a line that never rose more than three feet off the ground—out of a crouch from home plate. Ray Stone went 8-2 in the regular season that year and pitched in both playoff games.

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Fairbank (access required)

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Fairbank came into existence in 1882, when tracks were laid for the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad, a short line that ran from Benson to Nogales.

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