Anybody remember these old Butte sports teams?
With the American Legion baseball regular season coming to a close, Butte sports fans are going to be without baseball for the latter part of the summer. Again. With the exception of whatever in the hell you want to call the Mining City Tommyknockers' season a few years back, we have to go way back to the days of the Copper Kings when talking about August baseball. And the Copper Kings exit was no walk in the park either. Casper, Wyoming, you can kiss my antennae. And by default, you too, Grand Rapids. But this got me to thinking not only about the Tommyknockers and the Copper Kings, but about the number of other franchises not only in baseball but in other sports as well that have come and gone here in the Mining City. Remember the Daredevils? The Butte Irish? Anyone? Anyone?