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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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Judge Lucas Smith was one of the most colorful men to sit on the bench in Santa Cruz County. He lived a life that would do justice to the talents of any great Hollywood screenwriter.

Born at Wells County, Indiana, he worked on the family farm until the age of ..." [More]

Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Judge Lucas Smith by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow