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, qI don't believe they'll make baseball pay here in a thousand years.q 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.Special mention is deserved for homegrown San Diego starters, catcher Tom Works and third baseman Hugo Klauber. Works was the ... The storm damaged Recreation Park and the players helped repair the mess. ... Teammates had to physically restrain the eccentric from bolting the park at the sound of the fire bell. Rubea#39;sanbsp;...
|Title||:||Baseball in San Diego|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing - 2005|