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September 26, 2013

Column: Pitcher learned the importance of good dental hygiene

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And so kids, the moral of this tale is that you should brush your teeth and have regular check-ups by skilled professionals like Doctors Banister, Dion and Ahern: Your success on the soccer field or basketball court may depend on it.

George “Lefty” Tyler would play for Chicago for the next couple of seasons. He retired in 1921. For the next several years he pitched for the Lawrence Independents, a semi-pro team, at the then fantastic sum of $750 a month. For decades afterwards he was an umpire in local amateur games in the Lowell-Lawrence area. Lefty’s post-baseball employment was as a leather cutter in a Lowell shoe factory. He died in 1953; he was only 63 years old.

Rick Holmes is the official town historian of Derry. His office hours at the Municipal Center are Mondays from 8 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Several of his books on local history are available at Mack’s Apples and Derry’s libraries.

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