New Hampton man has nary a diamond regret
Even though Alvin “Avey” Johnson is 91 years old, he can still remember in detail the memories of his baseball career — memories that brought him joy as he talked about his playing days.
Johnson is believed to be one of three New Hampton High School alumni to play organized professional baseball — the others being Duane Josephson and Cole McDonald.
Josephson, of course, played in the majors from 1965 to 1972 and was an all-star in 1968 while McDonald is the 2015 New Hampton graduate who pitched at Iowa and was drafted by the Houston Astros this past summer.
For more on this story see the January 7 Tribune.