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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 best ballpark at sixteenth & Bryant. Seals Stadium had every little thing: a pitcher backstop, indoor concessions, woman ushers, fine quality sound and lighting fixtures, Jacuzzi hydro-massage tubs within the clubhouse, even a dwell band. as the Bay sector had a moment specialist baseball franchise, the Oakland Oaks, there has been a spirit of excessive competition that often drew crowds around the bridge. He used to be a working-class child from business West Berkeley, watched the days switch and was once replaced via the days. sixteenth & Bryant is his hard-hitting coming-of-age tale set in the course of a pivotal time in American heritage. global struggle II was once over but the chilly conflict was once using battles in Korea, Hollywood, and the Senate. the colour barrier in expert activities began to come down and folks have been marching for equivalent rights, but we nonetheless weren t happy with each other. expert baseball golf equipment mirrored all of yankee society: black, white, Irish, Italian, Jewish, immigrants from Latin the USA, warfare vets, in addition to farm-fresh kingdom boys. Famed film-historian Ken Burns stated the instant Jackie Robinson stepped past the chalk-lines at Ebbett s box in 1947, Baseball turned our nationwide past-time. This clubhouse-dugout-view offers us a glimpse of simply how the USA was once altering whilst the Seals struggled to outlive. all through all of it, Billy watched and realized and utilized what Joe DiMaggio informed him: child, you ll get much farther should you discover ways to say please.

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