Baseball in Long Beach

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More than two hundred Major League Baseball players have hailed from Long Beach and its suburbs. This hotbed of horsehide heroics includes Hall of Famers Bob Lemon, Duke Snider and Tony Gwynn, as well as longtime stars Ron Fairly, Bob Bailey, Bobby Grich, Chase Utley and Jered Weaver. Negro League and Pacific Coast League clubs enjoyed Long Beach connections. Many players whose cleats tore up legendary Rec Park and Blair Field are enshrined in the city's baseball/softball hall of fame. The winning tradition continues as Long Beach State's "Dirtbags" sent more players to the bigs in 2010 and 2011 than any other college. Join baseball historian Bob Keisser as he recounts Long Beach's greatest baseball stars, teams and stories.
ISBN: 9781609499969
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Sports
Images: 88
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bob Keisser has been a sportswriter in Southern California his entire life, starting at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner in 1973 and staying in the respected and feisty sports section until the paper's demise in 1989. In 1990, he joined the staff of the Long Beach Press-Telegram, initially serving as beat writer for the L.A. Raiders before becoming a columnist and features writer. He is a graduate of Los Angeles City College and Cal State-Los Angeles with degrees in journalism. He lives in Long Beach and has a son who is a junior at Long Beach State.
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