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1930 was a big year for professional baseball in Santa Cruz. Trying to spur the local economy in the midst ... [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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As a young man, he had cut hair for a number of years at a small barber shop in the farming community of Watsonville, California. As an old man, he cut hair at a shaving parlor on Railroad Avenue in Oakland. But in between he lived a life which ..." [More]

Excerpted from Oscar Thomas "O.T." Jackson by Phil Reader