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Oscar Thomas "O.T." Jackson, by Phil Reader
As a young man, he had cut hair for a number of years at a small barber shop in the ... [Read more]

On the 1500 block of Pacific Avenue sits a bronze sculpture of an elderly man wearing a Derby hat and ... [Read more]

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1930 was a big year for professional baseball in Santa Cruz. Trying to spur the local economy in the midst of the Great Depression, Mayor Fred Swanton put together a financial package that placed the Santa Cruz Padres in the California State League. Featuring a host of former professional ball ..." [More]

Excerpted from Field of Dreams: Santa Cruz County's Love Affair with Baseball by Geoffrey Dunn