Portola Merchants

Merchants in San Francisco's Portola District sponsored this team for many years. Records will indicate that it was always one of the better teams in San Francisco league play.

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Portola Merchants
San Francisco
Year: 1946 (Dec. 15)

Back row (left to right): Bernie Esser, c; Bob Rowell, p; Ken Rodenberger, 1b; *Gino Cimoli, p-2b; Mort Horn, lf; Pete Limm, rf-coach; Joe Gaggero, mgr.

Middle row (left to right): Lou Liberati, 3b; Bernie Luciano, lf; Lou Williams, rf; Bert Rich, ss; Tony Alhona, 2b.

Front row (left to right): Lefty Arata, cf; Joe Gaggero Jr., batboy; Ron Rodenberger, Joe LaGrande, p.

*Cimoli played in major league baseball for Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Braves, Kansas City Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and California Angels from 1956 through 1965.

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