I thought AN might be interested in some local baseball history.
Tuesday, June 12, 7:30pm at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center:
Bay Area Baseball: a history, up close and personal
The history of baseball in the Bay Area, from the Mission Leagues
though the Pacific Coast League (PCL), San Francisco Seals and Oakland Oaks,
will be explored on Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Bruce
Macgowan, former sports reporter for KNBR radio and Dave Newhouse, sports
journalist with the Oakland Tribune/Alameda Newspaper Group.
Sponsored by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society (SFMHS)
the lecture will be held at the JCC, in Kanbar Hall, 3200 California
Street. with a reception at 7 p.m. It is free to current SFMHS members, and
a $10 donation is requested from non-members, which may be applied
Jerseys from 1905-1957 will be displayed, as well as historical
baseball memorabilia, including photographs of the PCL.
Macgowan, a Marin native and resident, is a broadcast journalist who
has covered professional and college sports in the Bay Area for 30 years.
His enthusiastic style enlivened Giants and Oakland Aâ€™s games for
local and national broadcast media. Newhouse, who has authored several
books, will discuss how sports have changed over the last 40 years and
what some sports heroes were really like as people and athletes. He will
also discuss the antics of the Seals and other teams, including the
outrageous Walter "Seacap" Christensen and was voted among the nation's ten
best sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
The Pacific Coast League developed into one of the premier regional
baseball leagues in the early 1900s. Although it was never recognized as a
true major league, the quality of play was considered very high.
Drawing from a strong pool of talent in the area, the PCL produced a number
of outstanding players, including future major-league stars Joe
DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Tony Lazzeri, Paul Waner, Earl Averill and Ernie
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