Turner, Thomas - High Pocket
THOMAS ‘HIGH POCKET’ TURNER
Born June 22,1915, Olive Branch Tennessee
High Pocket Turner was a pitcher and 1st baseman for the Chicago American Giants in 1947.
While working for the City of Seattle, Washington Parks & Recreation Department in 1970, he introduced women’s slow pitch softball with the formation of six initial teams. By the time he retired in 1983, there were more than 300 teams in the community.
Turner, now retired, currently lives in Georgetown, Ohio, about 50 miles east of Cincinnati. One of his fans writes “He has enriched the lives of so many people in our area of Cincinnati, and we know something about baseball here. He is such a great asset to this community. He does all types of volunteer work with the elderly, children, and church.”