Baseballs and photographs: Good luck getting Dennis O'Melia, Hastings, out from behind the lens these days
Most school teachers find fun summer jobs. None, though, succeeded as gracefully at this as Dennis O'Melia.
In the 1950s, he pitched in professional baseball's minor leagues as a way to pay for college.
By 1970, he had moved to Hastings and was teaching at Inver Hills Community College.
By 1975, he landed the granddaddy of fun summer jobs: He was the batting practice pitcher for the Minnesota Twins when they played their home games at the Met.