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    Thought I'd make you aware of a new book I've written - lots of cool ballpark stuff from the field where Walter Johnson first played, to La Palma PArk, Amerige, Angel Stadium and many more - if you live out here, signing this Saturday with Vlad. G. and Kendrys Morales, as mentioned at the end of my column

    http://www.hbindependent.com/sports/...,3883837.story

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    Chris, love you works. Looking forward to this one.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Old Ballpark View Post
      Chris, love you works. Looking forward to this one.
      THANKS
      Some really rare ballpark stuff in here - some good shots of the Big A going up - the only know photos of Babe Ruth pitching at the Brea Bowl - dozens more - I'm proud of it

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        An average person has no idea that OC stands for Orange County. When I first saw this title of this thread I had no idea what OC stood for. Too many abbreviations being used these days in my opinion.

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          It would be interesting to read, I never really thought of California as having a rich baseball history. (pre 1958) I think the abbreviation OC is pretty well known mainly due to that tv show a few years back. I did hear once and I think it was from here that the old Pacific Coast League was right up there with the Major League's for quality players. Not sure if the PCL would stretch down to Orange County though.

          I think thats a pretty good idea for a book, especially with the population of Orange County being enormous and how big baseball has become out there. It's probably the perfect time to write a book like that. The babyboomers out there will love it and any baseball fan should too.
          "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

          "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
            It would be interesting to read, I never really thought of California as having a rich baseball history. (pre 1958) I think the abbreviation OC is pretty well known mainly due to that tv show a few years back. I did hear once and I think it was from here that the old Pacific Coast League was right up there with the Major League's for quality players. Not sure if the PCL would stretch down to Orange County though.

            I think thats a pretty good idea for a book, especially with the population of Orange County being enormous and how big baseball has become out there. It's probably the perfect time to write a book like that. The babyboomers out there will love it and any baseball fan should too.
            I agree with your take on the OC - most people know it - also, as far as history here - we had baseball as early as 1888 - Connie Mack spring trained the As here, DiMaggio was stationed here, Jackie Robinson made his movie here, Honus Wagner coached here, Walter Johnson grew up here - it's a rich story, pre Angels -

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hbwriter View Post
              I agree with your take on the OC - most people know it - also, as far as history here - we had baseball as early as 1888 - Connie Mack spring trained the As here, DiMaggio was stationed here, Jackie Robinson made his movie here, Honus Wagner coached here, Walter Johnson grew up here - it's a rich story, pre Angels -
              oh - and a little video thing i cobbled together

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6qBRbbaMJA

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                here's a feature in the OC Register today - lots of rare photos - including some of the Ruth shots -http://www.ocregister.com/sports/-363513--.html

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hbwriter View Post
                  here's a feature in the OC Register today - lots of rare photos - including some of the Ruth shots -http://www.ocregister.com/sports/-363513--.html
                  update - some incredibly rare Ruth footage I just saw - http://www.hbindependent.com/opinion...,7973529.story

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hbwriter View Post
                    update - some incredibly rare Ruth footage I just saw - http://www.hbindependent.com/opinion...,7973529.story
                    join us!

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                    • #11
                      I know this is old but wasn't there a league there in 1941 but folded after 1 year?

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