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    i have a new book out in June - thought you might be interested -

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/base...ing/1108480149

    "Organized baseball in Orange County began in the late 1880s when community teams began forming among oil well workers. Around 1900, a farm boy from Kansas named Walter Johnson arrived with his family. Soon, the flame-throwing future hall-of-fame pitcher would be dominating games throughout the county as a star for Fullerton Union High School. As the popularity of baseball grew, more teams and leagues formed in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, and other cities. Connie Mack brought the Philadelphia Athletics to spring train in Orange County in the 1940s. Joe DiMaggio played for his Santa Ana Air Base team after joining the Army. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, and many other legends visited Orange County over the years. Dozens of well-known players grew up here, and many are laid to rest here. In 1966, the California Angels played their first game in Orange County, where they remain today as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The baseball history in Orange County is rich--and surprising."

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    Any blurbs or images of the proposed ballpark at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo?

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    • #3
      HBwriter,
      There is also a new book coming out on "Mexican American players in the Inland" and "Mexican American players in Orange County" by Richard Santillan and Terry Cannon from the Baseball Reliquary. Do you know Terry or Richard?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by crzblue View Post
        HBwriter,
        There is also a new book coming out on "Mexican American players in the Inland" and "Mexican American players in Orange County" by Richard Santillan and Terry Cannon from the Baseball Reliquary. Do you know Terry or Richard?
        I know them both - they are both exceptional gentleman and true scholars of the game - if their names are on it, trust that that the book is very good.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pudgie_child View Post
          Any blurbs or images of the proposed ballpark at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo?
          There' not, sorry - the book cover the history in the county from the 1880s til about mid 1960s for the most part.

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          • #6
            And here is a nice feature from the Orange County Register today with plenty of pictures - http://www.ocregister.com/sports/-363513--.html

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            • #7
              I did buy your book! I enjoyed it. I found it in this store in the city of Orange close to the Metrolink train stop. The store name is "Moonlight Graham." I got a chance to talk to Mr. Matt Dahlgren at the store. Matt wrote a book about his grandfather, former New York Yankee Ellsworth “Babe” Dahlgren, check out Matt’s website www.rumorintown.com.

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