- Category: What's New
November 13, 2011
We have been fortunate to receive wonderful memorabilia from folks throughout northern California since starting this website project in January 2009. Recently and thanks to Matt Macy, grandson of Art Macy, founder of Macy Movers and a fixture in east bay baseball circles during the 1930s and 40s, we were provided with scrapbooks and scorebooks as well as a collection of more than 100 team photographs, mostly from early 1930s. You will enjoy viewing these antique photos in the team gallery, including some interesting sponsors such as Al’s Cigars, Jack’s Barber Shop, Ole’s Waffle Shop, OK Batteries, Square Deal Malts, Durkee Famous Foods and Chapel of the Oaks, to mention only a few. Given the large number of teams playing in San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento during the pre and post-World War II era, we chose to list each team separately, but you can always go to teams by Area, e.g. Alameda County to find the listing of all Oakland teams featured on website. Baseball was played year round in Sacramento, San Francisco and Oakland where fans experienced highly-competitive winter league play with professional players in the lineups. The website has steadily grown over the past three years and the latest count indicates there are some 2,000 team photos going back to the turn of the last century. The antique photos of small town teams are especially interesting. We have also created a Viewing Tips section (see Home page) to assist our viewers in navigating through goodoldsandlotdays. We will soon be providing updates on a regular basis.