Baseball hall of famer George Kell of the Detroit Tigers, a native of Swifton, coached this all-star team in the mid-1950’s. Clockwise from the bottom left are James McCoy, Mike Allen, Sonny Wayland, Kell, Crackie Parker, Chigger Jones, Dale Harrison and George Kell Jr., team mascot. Swifton produced many baseball prodigies, perhaps because its young men were accustomed to such hard physical labor in the soybean and rice fields surrounding the town. ( Courtesy of Ron Michaels.)