Tuesday, March 21, 2023

This Day in MendoHistory: June 21, 1933- Mendocino Fire Department Baseball Team Beats the American Legion Team 12-3


In collaboration with Mendocino’s Kelley House Museum, MendoFever will be publishing their “This Day in Mendocino History” Facebook posts. The Kelley House Museum works hard to document and curate Mendocino County’s rich history and can be visited in the seaside town of Mendocino.

Photo: Mounted remnant of Mendocino baseball shirt belonging to Miles Paoli. Remnant of green cotton pinstripe baseball shirt emblazoned with red felt “M”, tacked onto 1/8″ unfinished plywood. Penciled on front is “Mendo. Town. Baseball Team” and the beginnings of the list of team members. Listed on the back in pencil are the names and positions of the nine team members (Paoli was 1st base) and the year “1925.” (Dolly Efishoff, Miles Paoli Collection, Kelley House Photographs)

On this day in Mendocino history…

June 21, 1933 – The Mendocino Fire Department baseball team won a twilight league game against the American Legion team by a score of 12 to 3. Nine errors were made by the Legion team against only 4 made by Mendocino, helping make the large score.

The newspaper reported that the league was attracting record crowds, and that the spirited games were the source of much amusement.

The Legion was first at bat and scored the first run. Mendocino also scored in the first inning when T. Andrae made the run. In the second inning, E. Andrae, Quaill, V. Radford, and A. J. Silva scored four runs. In the third inning, four errors were made by the Legion team, allowing Mendocino to score four more runs. Mendocino didn’t score again until the sixth inning when hits by M. Paoli, E. Andrae, A. J. Silva and H. Granskog made three more runs possible. Other Mendocino team members mentioned were: William Conkey, A. M. Silva, and C. Bishop.

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘔𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘰 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘶𝘮. 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘒𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘔𝘤𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘵 curator@kelleyhousemuseum.org


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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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