Glasgow Missouri Passions and Passages Scene IV

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Derrick Enyard and Martin Nevils play John Donaldson (with Martin as the young John Donaldson) in Glasgow Play

Glasgow Missouri Passions and Passages Scene IV from Pete Gorton on Vimeo.

Cast in order of appearance:
Rusty Whipple - James Crooks
John Donaldson - Derrick Enyard
Tommy - Rhys Fuemmeler
Peter - Kabyl McMillan
Chior - Glasgow Community Choir, Collection of Voices
Ida Donaldson - Sandra Enyard
Young John Donaldson - Martin Nevels
Little Boy - Derrick Duran, Adris Hamilton
Harry Gillam - Christopher Hubbard
Off Stage Announcer - J.Y. Miller
Batter #1 - Dr. Ken Vroman
Batter #2 - Alex Mathews
Batter #3 - Phillip Hackman
Crowd - Cast Members
John McGraw - Bill Mathews
Written and Directed by Carol Hill
The John Donaldson baseball scene can be attributed to Peter Gorton's article, "One Diamond at a Time"

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Derrick Enyard stars as John Donaldson

Posted on September 23, 2011

Derrick Enyard researches John Donaldson and portrays him for Glasgow, Missouri's 175th Anniversary

Derrick Enyard Plays John Donaldson from Pete Gorton on Vimeo.

Derrick Enyard becomes the first John Donaldson researcher to actually portray John Donaldson, in this video captured during the 175th Annual Glasgow town celebration.

Not only is it a great thing to help memorialize John Donaldson in this way, but it's also interesting that John Donaldson's journey began with not only baseball, but acting! For example, during the 1911 year with the Tennessee Rats, Donaldson and the team put on a variety show after each baseball game.

Keep up the great work, Derrick. Your fellow researchers at the John Donaldson network are looking forward to your future accomplishments!

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Glasgow, Missouri's 175th Anniversary Speech

Posted on August 13, 2011

Pete Gorton delivers a speech about John Donaldson at Glasgow, Missouri's 175th Anniversary Celebration

Glasgow, MO 175th Celebration John Donaldson Speech from Pete Gorton on Vimeo.

Pete Gorton delivers a speech about the Glasgow, Missouri native John Donaldson and how he traveled the country playing and promoting baseball. The speech was delivered August 13, 2011 at the Glasgow Baptist Church.

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2010 Jerry Malloy Speech

Posted on August 19, 2010

Pete Gorton and Sam Sinke's speech from the 2010 Jerry Malloy Negro Leagues Conference: Birmingham, Alabama. July 16, 2010 - The Donaldson Network: Creating Content Using Emerging Technologies -

The information age has changed our everyday habits, including the way we perform baseball research and publish our findings. Pete and Sam traveled to the 2010 Jerry Malloy conference in Birmingham to talk about some of the technology that has helped the Donaldson Network keep progress moving forward and find baseball artifacts from the scattered towns where John Donaldson played baseball.

2010 Malloy Speech from Pete Gorton on Vimeo.

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John Donaldson's career in Bertha, Minnesota

Posted on August 18, 2010

After a brief showing in the Negro Leagues, John Donaldson went on to play where he could be free to make his own career choices.

Eventually, that landed him in Bertha, Minnesota where he was already a baseball star. Voice over by Rick Lockwood.

Donaldson Network: Bertha Media File from Pete Gorton on Vimeo.

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Pete speaks to schoolkids about John Donaldson

Posted on August 17, 2010

Always looking for eager new fans of baseball and followers of historical baseball, Pete goes to school.

Watch Pete Gorton's speech to school kids about John Donaldson.

Donaldson Network Speech: Carondelet from Pete Gorton on Vimeo.

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