Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This June we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Amy Essington’s The Integration of the Pacific Coast League! About the Book: While Jackie Robinson’s 1947 season with … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Integration of the Pacific Coast League!
The following is an excerpt from The Integration of the Pacific Coast League: Race and Baseball on the West Coast (June 2018) by Amy Essington. From Chapter 3: John Ritchey Integrates the San Diego Padres, 1948 While California and Oregon delayed ratifying … Continue reading EXCERPT: The Integration of the Pacific Coast League
Read the beginning of Chapter 2, "Sick and the Needy" from Pitchers of Beer: The Story of the Seattle Rainiers by Dan Raley, Photographs from the David Eskenazi Collection:
"After his 1937 franchise takeover, Seattle’s new baseball proprietor turned up at a Pacific Coast League (PCL) meeting held in Sacramento, California, and introduced himself to one of his peers with a handshake and the words, “Sick here.” To which the other man responded in wise-guy fashion: “I’m not feeling too well myself.” Some easily could have questioned Emil Sick’s sanity, if not his future health, for deciding to involve himself in Seattle’s complicated baseball affairs.
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