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Baseball In San Diego

Author: Bill Swank
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738534121
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Baseball in San Diego: From the Plaza to the Padres, takes the reader on a seven-decade journey from Horton Plaza, the site of San Diego's first base ball game in 1871, to lower Broadway and the future home of Lane Field. Before the Pacific Coast League, San Diego had three Class D teams. One was the Bears, whose frustrated owner Dick Cooley complained, "I don't believe they'll make baseball pay here in a thousand years." With America's finest year-round climate, barnstorming and black baseball were popular attractions. Rube Foster's Chicago American Giants practically lived in San Diego in the winter of 1913. All the while, there were constant struggles between the forces of amateur and professional baseball for players, diamonds, and sports coverage.

The Kid

Author: Bill Nowlin
Publisher: Rounder Records
ISBN: 9781579400941
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Ted Williams was a giant of a man, the likes of whom America may never see again. Enshrined in Cooperstown in 1966, in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Ted Williams was also the first living athlete to be honored with his own Museum - the Ted Williams Museum and Hitter's Hall of Fame.

The Integration Of The Pacific Coast League

Author: Amy Essington
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496207092
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While Jackie Robinson’s 1947 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers made him the first African American to play in the Major Leagues in the modern era, the rest of Major League Baseball was slow to integrate while its Minor League affiliates moved faster. The Pacific Coast League (PCL), a Minor League with its own social customs, practices, and racial history, and the only legitimate sports league on the West Coast, became one of the first leagues in any sport to completely desegregate all its teams. Although far from a model of racial equality, the Pacific Coast states created a racial reality that was more diverse and adaptable than in other parts of the country. The Integration of the Pacific Coast League describes the evolution of the PCL beginning with the league’s differing treatment of African Americans and other nonwhite players. Between the 1900s and the 1930s, team owners knowingly signed Hawaiian players, Asian players, and African American players who claimed that they were Native Americans, who were not officially banned. In the post–World War II era, with the pressures and challenges facing desegregation, the league gradually accepted African American players. In the 1940s individual players and the local press challenged the segregation of the league. Because these Minor League teams integrated so much earlier than the Major Leagues or the eastern Minor Leagues, West Coast baseball fans were the first to experience a more diverse baseball game.

San Diego Baseball Fantography

Author: Andy Strasberg
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467131695
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No sport provides a better opportunity to document the fan experience than baseball. Fantography: San Diego Baseball features amateur photographs taken by real fans--ballpark memories that often reach beyond the game-winning hit or strikeout pitch. Within these pages is an assortment of images that peers into the Padres' Pacific Coast League days, the early years of struggling in the National League, the 1984 World Series season, and its recent years. Featured are household names like Tony Gwynn, Jerry Coleman, and Trevor Hoffman, as well as more forgotten players, managers, broadcasters, and ballparks. These are your snapshots, and they are from your personal albums. These images are accompanied by many Padres stories--your stories--that have never before seen print.

Bob Breitbard San Diego S Sports Keeper

Author: Dan Fulop
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1477243968
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Bob Breitbard: San Diegos Sports Keeper, chronicles the life and accomplishments of a visionary sportsman and great San Diego icons. An all-star in San Diegos sports lineup for more than half a century, Breitbard was involved in the local sports scene as a player, coach, team owner, builder, booster and benefactor of institutions and organizations that helped make San Diego a major-league city. Breitbard followed his football playing and coaching days at Hoover High School and San Diego State College by becoming the guardian and promoter of the citys sports scene. In 1946, he founded the Breitbard Athletic Association to honor local high school, amateur and professional athletes, and later established the Breitbard Hall of Fame. The Foundation developed into the San Diego Hall of Champions, which today is the nations largest multi-sport museum and a shrine to honor local high school, amateur and professional sports stars- hometown heroes of the past, present and future. Breitbard was the driving force behind the building of the San Diego Sports Arena and the owner of its original tenant, the Gulls of the Western Hockey League, and the expansion NBA Rockets. Breitbard was also one of the founding members of the Greater San Diego Sports Association, a group that helped build San Diego Stadium, bring the Chargers and major-league Padres to town, establish and support the Holiday Bowl and other first-class sports events and facilities. Much more than just a uniquely dedicated caretaker of San Diegos sports, the kind and generous Breitbard was a local treasure that helped make San Diego the wonderful city it is today.

Fodor S Southern California 2013

Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0891419276
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Beautiful beaches, perfect weather, movie-star glamour...there are so many reasons to visit Southern California that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Southern California 2013 takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect SoCal experiences—from picking the perfect Santa Barbara bistro to finding the best studio tour in Hollywood. This guide is filled with advice and tips from our team of local writers, making it as indispensable as a tube of SPF 30. Competitive Advantage: The only annually updated guidebook to Southern California. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Southern California offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their California stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.

The Life Of Dion Rich Live Like A Millionaire With No Money Down

Author: Charlie Jones
Publisher: Silver Threads
ISBN: 9781893067110
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Ever since his first gatecrashing adventures during the 1940s at movie theaters in his hometown San Diego, Dion Rich has made daring, ininvited appearances at Superbowls, All-Star games, the Olympics, Kentucky Derby races, Academy Award ceremonies, celebrity parties, and other exclusive events and ceremonies--often right under the noses of security personnel looking for him. In "The Life of Dion Rich," he reminscences about his favorite adventures and gives away, for the first time, the secrets he has used to become "the World's Greatest Gate Crasher." Written with the late sportscaster, Charlie Jones, and acclaimed sportswriter, Bill Swank, and accompanied by more than 200 photographs, "The Life of Dion Rich" is the fascinating and revealing story of this one-of-a-kind American icon.

Official Major League Baseball Fact Book 2003 Edition

Author: Sporting News
Publisher: Sporting News
ISBN: 9780892047017
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This official book of Major League Baseball offers the most complete combination of a look-ahead to 2003 and a historical review of baseball. This book has all the facts fans will need for the coming season, right at their fingertips! Fans will find teamby- team listings that include official 2003 schedules, 40-man rosters, and exclusive player-by-player analysis. The 2002 review provides fans with team-by-team analysis of the past season, including day-by-day results and statistics and box scores from the memorable games of 2002. Readers will also get a recap of the postseason series, with stories and box scores, which provide the official record of postseason play. The history section offers a complete rundown of the Hall of Fame membership, by class, plus an annual listing of key award winners. Fans will also find annual standings and notes from 1876 through 2002.