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The Great Santa Cruz Fire of 1894, by Pamela Reynolds
On Saturday night, April 14th, 1894, fire ripped nearly unchecked through part of downtown Santa Cruz, and frantic citizens found ... [Read more]

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One died a well-respected Hall of Famer. The other died alone and full of regret. Both were major league baseball stars. Both called Santa Cruz County home.

Harry Hooper and Hal Chase played America's game during a time the sport endured great change and turmoil, and both played with and ..." [More]

Excerpted from Heroes and Villains: Santa Cruz County Produced Baseball Stars and Baseball Scandals by Jim Johnson