Herman Prater Sr., right, shows his jersey to Larry "Bear" High, seated left. Van Atkins, center, looks on as former members of the Elite Giants baseball team gathered Tuesday at Bear's Barber Shop in Alton Park.
Herman Prater Sr., right, shows his jersey to Larry "Bear" High, seated left. Van Atkins, center, looks on as former members of the Elite Giants baseball team gathered Tuesday at Bear's Barber Shop in Alton Park.
Photo by Tim Barber .
published Sunday, May 5th, 2013
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When Herman Prater and his friends started playing baseball in the back of McCallie Homes in the early 1960s, the field was so rough and littered with rocks that they called it "Rocky Diamond."

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