What's New - News Archive 2013


November & December  |  Teams of the Month  |  2013


Pacific Greyhound
Area: San Francisco
Year: 1935

Description: Ref: 3rd Annual State Championship Tournament: Basehit Program 1935

See caption below picture for details*


Hatzell Radio
Area: Contra Costa (El Cerrito)
Year: 1960

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

Oroville Olives
Area: Butte (Oroville)
Year: 1948

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
: Sacramento
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)
Year: 1948

Description: Peninsula "Champions": The Newells

San Bruno Herald (caption under picture):  “That Sterling (referring to Manager Sterling Hammack) club, The Newells of San Bruno, won another championship. It's for the entire Peninsula. They beat San Carlos and then Redwood City to clinch it. Another huge trophy will be added to large group already on display at the Newell's Store. 

Back row: George Brown, Dan Miller, Bob Dau, Bob Jensen, Walt Lister, Merv Silva, Sterling Hammack (mgr), Bob Tscheda

Front row: "Doc" Gildez, Paul Hjort, Gil Bordenave, Eddie Underwood, Burt Corral, Norm Wilkin, Harold Panattoni, Al Tomei.

*Missing: Punch Harmon

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.

Moffat Manteca
Area: San Francisco
Year: 1940-41

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

(Click here to see team album)

Humboldt Crabs
Area: Humboldt (Eureka/Arcata)
Year: 1961

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)

(Click here to see team album)

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. 


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