Today in Johnson City History: March 21

By Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press

March 21, 1912: The Johnson City Staff reported that Sen. Robert Taylor was very ill with gallstones, adding that he would likely have surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital shortly.

March 21, 1943: The Appalachian Baseball League Board of Directors met in Johnson City and agreed to admit the Erwin Aces to the league. The Aces featured former Major League pitcher Herman Fink. They joined the Johnson City Cardinals, the Bristol Twins and the Kingsport Cherokees in the Appy League.

March 21, 1975: Daniel Boone High School’s Trailblazers defeated Science Hill’s Hilltoppers 8-7 in baseball on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning. Boone senior Andy Blevins led hitting with two singles in four trips to the plate, knocking in three runs. Johnson City’s Morgan Littleford also knocked in three runs with three singles and a double in five at bats.

March 21, 2018: The first day of spring brought snow-covered flowers to Johnson City.

Sources: Johnson City Staff; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press

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