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History

In the History section, you will find a plethora of information and entertainment about baseball in the greater Sacramento area, dating back to the early days of baseball (1860s).

The cornerstone of course of baseball history in Sacramento has been the hometown team, once known as the Senators,  the Wolves, Cardinals, and finally the Solons. This team was one of the charter members of the Pacific Coast League, dating back to 1903.

Since 1953, Christian Brothers La Salle Club has inducted some of the finest baseball people from the area in its Hall of Fame. We have the complete list below, including the nine members inducted in the 2010 class.

In the Time Travelers section, click on a year and be taken to a special moment in time in Sacramento baseball lore.

In our All-City/All-Metro section, you'll gain access to information and stats on past high school players, coaches and teams that you'll find nowhere else.

O'Connor's Corner contains collectibles and memorabilia about Sacramento baseball.

At bottom, you'll find sites and sounds of the original hometown team, the Sacramento Solons.

Also be sure to check out the All-Time Top 50 Players from Sacramento in the History section.

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Christian Brothers High School
LaSalle Club Baseball Hall of Fame



 

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Wish to travel back in baseball time? Maybe meet Leron Lee? Or Jimmy Westlake? Perhaps...Babe Ruth? Or listen to Tony Freitas describe the Solons sole PCL Championship?

Click on a year or story title and you'll be whisked to a story from that period. 

 1971  Leon Lee's Draft Day Blues
1983  Pacific Little League All-Stars' 30th Anniversary
1935
 The Manhart Legion Miracle Season
1924
  Baseball’s Blacklist Tied to Sacramento's Past
1936
  Sacramento Played A Role In DiMaggio's Early Career
1966
 Clash of the Titans: Grant's Leron Lee vs. McClatchy's Pat Fall
1965
 #52 in '65: Mays Sets Giants Record
1962

Flying High with the '62 Falcons:
Bishop Armstrong's Diamond Nine Dominated NorCal
 

1955

Jim Westlake, Meet Moonlight "Doc" Graham

1954

Wally Westlake and the '54 Fall Classic
1953

NEILL "WILD HORSE" SHERIDAN / Longest Distance Home Run Ever Measured?

1942
 The Solons PCL Championship 
 
1932 Mark Koenig: Last living member of the 1927 New York Yankees
1927
The Bustin' Babes and Larrupin' Lous
1919
Barnstormin’ with the Babe
1910

OBAK Baseball Card Collection 1909-1911
and
ZeeNuts Cards/Sacramento Senators (Alan O'Connor Collection)


 Remember When ...

Rick Cabral's personal columns of reflection on baseball topics. Go here.

Updated 09/11/12


Check out the Collectibles and Memorabilia
by Alan O'Connor


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1946 Pacific Coast League
Promotional Film
http://youtu.be/dPv41VZ68yE
(copyright Alan O'Connor and Bill Shubb, 2011)


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To gain access to stats and charts featuring high school All-Metro and All-City teams, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and other information, click the box.


 

Solons Nostalgia

Here's a cool site dedicated to the hometown Sacramento Solons.

Also, be sure to check out this wonderful piece of nostalgia produced by KVIE-Channel 6 on Sacramento Solons. It is the full show and runs nearly 30 minutes, so grab some popcorn
and find your favorite seat. Enjoy!

Updated 6/10/2013
All contents © Rick Cabral 2010-2013 

 

 

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