The Farming baseball community lost a great supporter recently when former player and long-time fan Harvey Koglin past away. Harvey was the last surviving member of the very first organized Farming ballclub, way back in 1938. Harvey was elected into the Farming baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.
Harvey was born in St. Paul, 1921 but spent most of his life in the Albany area where he farmed and worked bridge construction; he also cut grass for the City of Albany until he was 92. Harvey found love later in live and married Esther in 1982; they made their home in Albany and were longtime members of Our Saviors Lutheran Church.
Harvey loved spending time with family and friends and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting, playing cards, and bowling; he once bowled a perfect ‘300’game, a rare feat. He attended Farming baseball games for many years and was always up for telling a stories about “the old days”. He will be dearly missed!