Before The Giants There Were Seals

Nov 22, 2014 895

by Catherine Accardi

Before San Francisco had bat-wielding orange and black Giants roaming the fields, baseball fields that is, Seals sauntered around our local stadiums, including Seals Stadium.

Exhilarated after the recent Giants' World Series win, I pondered the bay area's admirable baseball legacy. It is quite fine. And, while pondering, I realized there surely must have been many noteworthy Italian-American baseball players beyond, possibly the most famous, Joe DiMaggio. With interest peaked, my research began by scanning various photo collections, books, blogs, and, of course, websites. I was "at bat" looking for a home run with plans of hitting that ball right out of the park into San Francisco bay. Not so fast!

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano


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