McKinley coach Bobby Ratto has his game face on as do some of his Midget League Bears. Appearing in this photo from left to right are: umpire Gil Navarro, Ratto, Pat Hanecak (with catcher gear on), George Hashimoto, Sean Williams (Franklin Eagles), and Mike Adkins. In the background is Mike Pola (Franklin).
On this July afternoon in 1975, the Bears were victorious and remained unbeaten by handing the Eagles a lopsided 16-1 defeat. The winning pitcher was Earl Johnson. Taking the “L” was Williams. Franklin’s lone run came off a second inning home run by catcher Steve Huey.