Acorn Picture Album The Oakland Post Enquirer Special Sports Edition April 1949

By: Oakland Post Enquirer

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B&W Illustrations; This newspaper is in Good only condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The newspaper has generalized toning, edge wear, several edge tears, etc. This special sports edition includes ten pages of photographs. The emphasis is on the Oakland Oaks Minor League baseball team, part of the Pacific Coast League. "The Oakland Oaks were a minor league baseball team in Oakland, California that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 through 1955, after which the club transferred to Vancouver, British Columbia. The team was named for the city and used the oak tree and the acorn as its symbols." "The 1948 Oaks were nicknamed the "Nine Old Men" in that many of the star players were older veterans of the major leagues, including Ernie Lombardi, Cookie Lavagetto, Nick Etten and Catfish Metkovich. There were younger players on the team as well, including rookie second baseman Alfred "Billy" Martin. Rooming with Martin and playing shortstop was Artie Wilson, the first black player on the Oaks since Jimmy Claxton was fired. Wilson won the PCL batting title with a .348 average and also led in stolen bases with 47. In 1950, he led the PCL in runs with 168 and hits with 264, helping the Oaks to the 1950 PCL championship."

Title: Acorn Picture Album The Oakland Post Enquirer Special Sports Edition April 1949

Author Name: Oakland Post Enquirer

Categories: Baseball,

Publisher: Oakland, CA, Oakland Post Enquirer: 1949

Binding: Newspaper

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: A35965

Keywords: Baseball Oakland Post Enquirer Oakland Oaks Baseball Pacific Coast League Minor League Baseball Sports Baseball,