Baseball was the sport Elliott Bass of Iola and Michael Whipps of Garnett played during the summer. They were athletes for their respective high schools in other sports.
Both came to Allen County Community Junior College in Iola in 1970. And history happened.
“My brother, Wendell, was at the college and had gone in asking for a baseball team when he was there. They told him the college didn’t have the funds to do so,” said Elliott “Chief” Bass. “Mike and I may have been playing catch or something and we got the idea of asking again.