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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 used to be viewers bat boy, Seals ball boy, and viewers clubhouse guy for the San Francisco Seals in the USA s best ballpark at sixteenth & Bryant. Seals Stadium had every thing: a tumbler backstop, indoor concessions, lady ushers, top quality sound and lighting fixtures, Jacuzzi hydro-massage tubs within the clubhouse, even a dwell band. as the Bay region had a moment expert baseball franchise, the Oakland Oaks, there has been a spirit of severe 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 used to be replaced through the days. sixteenth & Bryant is his hard-hitting coming-of-age tale set in the course of a pivotal time in American heritage. international conflict II used to be over but the chilly battle used to be using battles in Korea, Hollywood, and the Senate. the colour barrier in specialist activities began to come down and folks have been marching for equivalent rights, but we nonetheless weren t ok with each other. expert baseball golf equipment mirrored all of yank society: black, white, Irish, Italian, Jewish, immigrants from Latin the US, battle vets, in addition to farm-fresh nation boys. Famed film-historian Ken Burns acknowledged 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 supplies us a glimpse of simply how the United States used to be altering whilst the Seals struggled to outlive. all through all of it, Billy watched and discovered and utilized what Joe DiMaggio advised him: child, you ll get much farther if you happen to discover ways to say please.

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