PLAY BALL! 160 Years of San Francisco Baseball
Tuesday March 13 - 7:30 PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street at Presidio Avenue
A SABR friend of mine is on this panel and I wanted to share the invitation with you.
There is wonderful baseball history here in the Bay Area.. Come learn more about it.
(Warning: may be rather SF centric :( )
Few people realize that baseball has been played in San Francisco from at least 1851. Names like the Knickerbockers, Missions and Seals preceded the Giants who came west in 1958. In fact, in true California pioneer fashion, the first baseball club organized in San Francisco was organized in a bar, Dan’s Oyster Saloon on Montgomery Street.
As an opener for the 2012 baseball season, Scott Ostler, a sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, will moderate a panel of baseball historians who will trace where the game has been played from Portsmouth Plaza to AT&T Park.
Programs are free to SFMHS members. Admission for non-members is $5 per person, which may be applied to membership dues within 30 days. No rsvp necessary.