Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Little PCL History

So much to blog about as I have been out and about and taking a lot of pics. Just need to write about it.

Anyway, when I was at the Museo Italo Americano at Fort Mason I saw that they had a lot of old Pacific Coast League (PCL). The old PCL is something that I have really tried to know more about as it was a great league before the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers came out west in 1958.

The PCL had its own culture and a lot of players would rather stay in the PCL then go the Majors as they were paid better and closer to home. But a lot of players from the PCL did go on to Majors including Hall of Famers:  Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Paul Waner, Tony Lazzeri, Earl Averill and Ernie Lombardi.

In the heyday of the PCL, the teams were: Seattle Rainers, Portland Beavers, Sacramento Solons, San Francisco Seals, Oakland Oaks, Vernon Tigers, San Francisco Mission Reds, Hollywood Stars, Los Angeles Angels and the San Diego Padres.

Here is just a little of what the Museo had (It is mostly Oakland Oaks and San Francisco Seals things):

Oakland Oaks jersey
Seals Stadium seats-1931
Oakland Oaks cap
Hollywood Stars cap
1945 Oakland Oaks scorebook
1957 San Francisco Seals scorebook

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