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November & December | Teams of the Month | 2013
Area: San Francisco
Description: Ref: 3rd Annual State Championship Tournament: Basehit Program 1935
See caption below picture for details*
Area: Contra Costa (El Cerrito)
Description: 25th Annual NBC Tournament Program 1961 (cover)
California State Champions NBC Semipro
Back row (left to right): Ed Hatzell (sponsor), Dick Lawless, Frank Mullany (ss), Emery Phillips (1b), Jim Johnson (c), Gene Faszholz (of), Ed Van Leiden (p), Ed Lampe (p)
Front row (left to right): Ray Malgradi (mgr), Chuck Zeiss (c), Ed Menosse (p, of), Nick Cannuli (3b), Bud McGee (p), Bill Hatzell (2b)
Missing: Don Musto (of), Tom Faszholz
September | Teams of the Month | 2013
Owl Drug Co.
Area: San Francisco
Year: circa 1945
Back row (left to right | staggered): Ed Calegari, Johnny Vasquez, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Walt Lister Sr., Walt Lister Jr., Con Dempsey
Middle row (left to right): Gino Monticelli, Roland "Lola" Petrocchi, Mike Switzer, Bill Miller, Jack Balestreri
Front row (left to right): Al Belletto, Bob Antraccoli, Tony Patch, unidentified
Area: Butte (Oroville)
Back row (left to right): Harry Gilbert, Paul Christensen, Chet Gibson, Jack Andrews, Bob Strang, Bob McKillop, Bob Powers, Bob Dudley, Oliver Ledford
Front row (left to right): Val Quintana, Joe Felipe, unidentified, Fred Fehr, Kins Damon (batboy), "Red" Butterfield, unidentified
August | Teams of the Month | 2013
Julius' Style Shop has been a family-run business in Sacramento since 1922, founded by Julius Anapolsky, who sponsored teams for more than 40 years in the City Winter League. Julius' won the winter league 12 times, including following seasons: 1931-32, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1938-39, 1950-51, 1952-53, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1967-68. Team only played winter league ball. Clothing store started as a men's shop but over time expanded to include apparel for women. It is currently located in the Pavilions shopping center.
Julius' Style Shop
Year: 1946-47 (city winter league)
Description: Picture was taken in January 1947.
Back row (left to right): Gene Roenspie, Gus Stathos, Frank Bowa, Tommy Tortchia, Babe Perry.
Middle row (left to right): Wally Westlake, Bruce Edwards, Bill Wright, Clyde Haskell, Tommy Glaviano, John Parino.
Front row (left to right): Bill Avila, coach; Prison Official, Frank Glaviano.
Team sponsor Dan Newell owned cocktail lounge in downtown San Bruno at corner of Sylvan Ave. and San Mateo Ave. It still operates with same name, but under different ownership at 497 San Mateo Ave.
San Bruno Newells
Area: San Mateo (San Bruno)
Description: Peninsula "Champions": The Newells
July | Teams of the Month | 2013
Starting in July we will be featuring teams of the month. The first teams on display are Moffat Manteca of San Francisco, which earned its reputation by winning league titles in the 1940s and 1950s. Many of the players signed professionally, some going to the major leagues with others playing in the Pacific Coast League and other minor leagues. The Humboldt Crabs, who are still going strong since starting in 1945, have won many state championships and represented California at National Baseball Congress tournaments in Wichita, Kansas. Over the years, many outstanding college players on the team from throughout northern California went on to play professional ball.
Area: San Francisco
Back row (left to right): Joe Orengo, Al "Specs" Musante, Rudy Biale, Mel Flowers, Pete Longa, Ed Hallet, Ken Hallet, Joe Simon
Front row (left to right): Andy Durmanich, Mike Simon, Pete Connolly, Joe Ardanaz, Bill McDonald, Odero Giusti
Area: Humboldt (Eureka/Arcata)
Description: Team tied for 5th place at National Baseball Congress Tournament in Wichita, Kansas
For further details, please see 1962 National Baseball Annuals or click here
Back row (left to right): Larry Taylor (p), Lou Profumo (p), Chuck Nieson (p), Bert Dollar (c), Ron Reynolds (1b), Bobby Doig (p)
Middle row (left to right): Jerry Pritchett (rf), Don Lauters (inf), Bill Serena (inf), Jack Altman (coach), Gary Crets (c), Dennis Pontoni (of)
Front row (left to right): Don Carter (of), Lou Bonomini (manager), Walt Napier (of), Bob Bonomini (inf), Larry Wimer (inf)
Old Video Now on Website - 06.10.2013
Please check out old video – new to our website – showing play action at Marchbank Bowl as Daly City Merchants take on the Laundry Workers Union in 1947 and Machinists Union Local 68 in 1948. Both visiting teams were from San Francisco. You will also see a team photo of Merchants in the Daly City teams section as well as three team pictures of the Laundry Workers from the forties.