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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 most interesting ballpark at sixteenth & Bryant. Seals Stadium had every thing: a tumbler backstop, indoor concessions, woman ushers, top quality sound and lights, Jacuzzi hydro-massage tubs within the clubhouse, even a stay band. as the Bay sector had a moment specialist baseball franchise, the Oakland Oaks, there has been a spirit of severe contention 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 via 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 conflict was once using battles in Korea, Hollywood, and the Senate. the colour barrier in expert activities began to come down and other people have been marching for equivalent rights, but we nonetheless weren t ok with each other. expert baseball golf equipment mirrored all of yankee society: black, white, Irish, Italian, Jewish, immigrants from Latin the United States, struggle vets, in addition to farm-fresh state boys. Famed film-historian Ken Burns stated the instant Jackie Robinson stepped past the chalk-lines at Ebbett s box in 1947, Baseball grew to become our nationwide past-time. This clubhouse-dugout-view provides 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 advised him: child, you ll get much farther in case you discover ways to say please.

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