Glen Jean Athletic Club
In New River’s coal towns, baseball was a major part of social life. Fierce competition sometimes prompted coal companies to hire workers, or pay them more , because of athletic ability. Glen Jean teams played against other company-town teams. Glen Jean’s ball park was considered a showplace, the best in Fayette County.
(Inscription next to the image on the right)
William McKell poses (right) in 1923 with one of his teams. McKell promoted and financed local sports. He built Glen Jean’s ballfield (below) and three others in nearby towns.
Cincinnati Reds at Glen Jean, W. VA Thursday October 16th 1913.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 37° 55.644′ N, 81° 9.318′ W. Marker is in Glen Jean, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Main Street. The marker is near the New River Gorge
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Hope Landmarks (approx. 2 miles away); Mount Hope Early Town History (approx. 2 miles away); Mount Hope Coal History (approx. 2 miles away); Dubois School History (approx. 2 miles away); Mount Hope School History (approx. 2 miles away); DuBois High School (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Coal Barons (approx. 2.2 miles away); Disaster Underground (approx. 2.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.