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Santa Cruz County, like California, underwent a massive transformation in the mid-19th century as the Mexican government turned over control ... [Read more]

One died a well-respected Hall of Famer. The other died alone and full of regret. Both were major league baseball ... [Read more]

Before national league franchises, big-screen television, or $1 million commercials, there was hometown hardball. And, for thirty years, baseball was ... [Read more]

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At 2 1/2 million boxes of apples in 1909, the Pajaro Valley was producing and shipping more apples than any area in the world. For a brief time, Watsonville's annual apple show was a popular celebration drawing statewide attention and eventually opening in a world's fair.

Watsonville mostly ignored the ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Hall that Apples Built by Ross Eric Gibson