Monterey Peninsula's Sporting Heritage

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Over the first half of the 20th century, the Monterey Peninsula produced an exceptional number of outstanding athletes, a few of whom earned widespread recognition. They were the offspring of Sicilian fishermen, of contract laborers from Spain, and of Japanese abalone divers—and some were from families that had been here for generations and produced dynasties of sports figures. Behind it all lay two expanding and often conflicting peninsula industries: sardine fishing in Monterey and the recreational empire of Del Monte Properties.
ISBN: 9780738555898
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
John W. Frost was reared in Monterey, received a doctorate in history, and was awarded a Fulbright grant. He was a member of the U.S. Davis Cup team and played Wimbledon many times. In memorializing the sports legends of the peninsula, he has drawn upon images from both public and private sources and has tapped a reservoir of oral tradition for his commentary.
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