How did a town the size of Woods Hole come to have an athletic association? “After the Second World War, the soldiers came home, and people wanted to get together,” Mr. Griffin wrote. He founded the athletic association with Norman “Noggie” Eldridge, and was its first president and team manager. “It was the era before TV, and baseball and basketball games afforded the opportunity to not only play the sports, but for the townspeople to spend evenings together and socialize.” 
The Falmouth Enterprise reported, "It has been unauthoritatively said that fishing boats often put in early at Woods Hole in order to be on hand for a Clipper game."