by Carroll Lee Ashburn
For many people living in the Northern Neck now, the word Texacos either has no significance, or they may think of petroleum products.
Most have never heard of the Kilmarnock/Lancaster Texacos men’s fast pitch softball team that made local news while entertaining thousands from 1957 to 1972.
From a humble beginning on an old baseball diamond in Ottomon, the result of a wager between two employees of the Rappahannock Record, “Shorty” McCrobie and “Sonny” McCarthy, a softball powerhouse was formed.
Known up and down the Eastern Seaboard as one of Virginia’s elite…
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