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Warner, Jack

Warner, Jack

Warner, Jack

Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Interview 278a: In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, 94 year old Jack Warner recounts growing up on a farm near Diboll during the Great Depression, surviving World War II with the U.S. Navy stationed in New Guinea, playing baseball throughout East Texas, and working in the woods and cotton fields.  He reminisces about baseball games including pitching a 13 inning game for the Diboll Millers (with major leaguer Pete Runnels) against the Stephen F. Austin team, playing for the Lufkin Foresters, and one as on New Guinea during the war.  He also talks about surviving a tractor accident, raising hogs, building local buildings, and growing and preserving food.