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See AlsoFor more information see "Institutions in Santa Cruz County" -- 1850-1950 under "Santa Cruz County History - Architecture" and "Mintie White, teacher" under "Santa Cruz County History - People"

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

From the closing decade of the 19th century to the Roaring '20s, baseball exploded into full-fledged status as America's pastime, spreading across the countryside like a wildfire. This was ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hometown Hardball: Local Baseball Heroes Went to Big Cities Bring Back Both Pride and Scandal by Jim Johnson