The first two batters for Anniston hit triples, scoring one run and putting a runner at third with nobody out. Ware called the Johnson City players around him and told them that if they would stick with him, not another run would score. Ware kept his promise in this, his first game. On one occasion, Ware and some of the players from the opposing team decided to play a trick on the visiting team's best hitter. Ware started out by pitching an orange to the plate. Ware proved to be one of the greatest pitchers the Southeastern League ever saw. He later was moved to Chattanooga. Ware pitched for the Chattanooga team until his contract was purchased Adidas Shoes Brown Leather
Solomon "Gyp" Hughes was born April 15, 1909, in Etowah County and lived in the Gadsden area much of his early life with his.
by the surgeon that they were perfect for a spitball pitcher. The unusual grip made Ware one of the best. The spitball became Adidas Shoes Red White And Blue
through the years. Because of this, many great accomplishments of several local athletes seem destined to one day be forgotten. Two such athletes are Hardy Ware and Solomon "Gyp" Hughes. Ware was an outstanding Adidas Crazy Explosive Red And White young ball player on the sandlots of Alabama City when he was signed and sent to Johnson City, Tenn. , to begin his professional career. Ware was a gifted pitcher who had unusual control in throwing a baseball. An unfortunate accident when he was only 2 years old cost Ware the first two fingers on his right hand. His brother was chopping wood, and Hardy was raking the wood chips away. A slip of the ax severed his fingers at the first joint.by a team in the Texas League, where he won 33 games his first season, losing only four and tying three in a 155 game season.
Ware's bread and butter pitch. Capt. James T. Brooks, a dyed in the wool baseball fan, convinced Ware to try slippery elm bark on a baseball. This bark caused a baseball to do strange things in the days when the spitball still was legal. Ware pitched his first professional game for Johnson City in Anniston.
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