New PDF release: 16th & Bryant

By Bill Soto Castellanos,Margaret Copeland,Jannie Dresser,Doug McWilliams

ISBN-10: 097865174X

ISBN-13: 9780978651749

From 1951 via 1957, Billy was once viewers bat boy, Seals ball boy, and viewers clubhouse guy for the San Francisco Seals in the US s most interesting ballpark at sixteenth & Bryant. Seals Stadium had every thing: a tumbler backstop, indoor concessions, girl ushers, fine quality sound and lighting fixtures, Jacuzzi hydro-massage tubs within the clubhouse, even a dwell band. as the Bay quarter had a moment expert baseball franchise, the Oakland Oaks, there has been a spirit of excessive contention that often drew crowds around the bridge. He was once a working-class child from commercial West Berkeley, watched the days swap and used to be replaced by means of the days. sixteenth & Bryant is his hard-hitting coming-of-age tale set in the course of a pivotal time in American historical past. global battle II used to be over but the chilly conflict used to be using battles in Korea, Hollywood, and the Senate. the colour barrier in specialist activities began to come down and other people have been marching for equivalent rights, but we nonetheless weren t pleased with each other. specialist baseball golf equipment mirrored all of yank society: black, white, Irish, Italian, Jewish, immigrants from Latin the United States, conflict vets, in addition to farm-fresh nation boys. Famed film-historian Ken Burns acknowledged the instant Jackie Robinson stepped past the chalk-lines at Ebbett s box in 1947, Baseball grew to become our nationwide past-time. This clubhouse-dugout-view provides us a glimpse of simply how the USA was once altering while the Seals struggled to outlive. all through all of it, Billy watched and discovered and utilized what Joe DiMaggio advised him: child, you ll get much farther when you learn how to say please.

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