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16th & Bryant

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From 1951 through 1957, Billy was Visitors bat boy, Seals ball boy, and Visitors clubhouse man for the San Francisco Seals in America s finest ballpark at 16th & Bryant. Seals Stadium had everything: a glass backstop, indoor concessions, female ushers, high-quality sound and lighting, Jacuzzi hydro-massage tubs in the clubhouse, even a live band. Because the Bay Area h ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published September 14th 2007 by Clubhouse Publishing
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Kari Gray
Apr 24, 2008 rated it liked it
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My boyfriend loaned this book to me a couple weeks ago. The author is a patron at his store and gave him a copy.

Before reading this, I knew absolutely nothing about the San Francisco Seals, about baseball's minor leagues in general (aside from the 2 or 3 games I went to in Sonoma County a couple years ago). I am still kind of confused about the status of the Seals and their league, the Pacific Coast League. If I understand correctly, the PCL was technically a minor league with incredible parks a
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George
Dec 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful evocation of time & place, of interest to any baseball fan (anywhere) but of interest not just to baseball (or even sports) fans. We don't have enough history from the perspective of those who really lived right down at ground level in it -- and 16th & Bryant is an excellent addition to that kind of history.
Luigib
Dec 25, 2010 rated it liked it
This book would be more interesting if someone lived through the era. The players names were not significant to me.
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