Category Archive: Articles.2011.TNP

Articles for the 2011 edition of The National Pastime, “Endless Seasons: Baseball in Southern California”.

Largest U.S. Cities and their MLB Franchises.

Mis-Management 101: The American League Expansion for 1961

A chronicle of the mismanagement of the 1961 American League…
at the 1996 USC Alumni Game.

"Never Make the Same Mistake Once: Remembering USC Baseball Coach Rod Dedeaux`

A look at the innovative style of legendary University of Southern…

Greater Los Angeles Area Colleges: Major League Mass-Production

A brief overview of Southern California University baseball programs,…

Lamentation: California Angels, October 1986

Lamenting the Angels' 1986 playoff loss. Lamenting the Angels'…

Baseball at Sepulveda Dam: One Afternoon, Three Hall of Famers

One day in May 1973, on one large field out in the San Fernando…
as a newsboy in 1918 at San Pedro Submarine Base.

Jimmie Reese: The Career and the Man

The life of Jimmie Reese as described by Tom Willman, journalist…

The Sandlot Mentors of Los Angeles

This article presents those little known but important men who…
From left: Kerry Yo Nakagawa of the Nisei Baseball Research Project; Pete Mitsui, founder of the San Fernando Aces Japnese-American semipro team; and Jeff Arnett, former director of education at the

Manzanar: Family, Friends, and Desert Diamonds Behind Barbed Wire

The irony of baseball behind barbed wire was that Japanese Americans…
channels Brooklyn's Hilda Chester (the Queen of the Cowbell) as he calls to order the Baseball Reliquary's Shine of the Eternals ceremony.

Post-Cooperstown Post Modernism: The Baseball Reliquary and the Future of Nostalgia

Just what is the Baseball Reliquary, anyway? There are as many…
pose with their father William at Belvedere Park.

Los Chorizeros: The New York Yankees of East Los Angeles and the Reclaiming of Mexican American Baseball History

Los Chorizeros baseball played an essential role in the life…
Los Angeles Angels executive, right, talks with two 1961 USC

A Whole New Franchise: Creating the 1961 Los Angeles Angels in 120 Days

Roland Hemond has worked in Organized Baseball since 1951, when…

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