The San Francisco Seals 1947 Line-up Booklet

By: (Ephemera) [Pacific Coast Baseball] [San Francisco Seals]

Price: $275.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This booklet has been signed by all the team members on their page. This is a small format booklet with illustrated covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Each player's page includes his signature, including the coaches and the trainer. The first page is for the manager Francis Joseph O'Doul -- better known as Lefty O'Doul." The San Francisco Seals were a minor league baseball team in San Francisco, California, that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 until 1957 before transferring to Phoenix, Arizona. They were named for the abundant California sea lion and harbor seal populations in the Bay Area. The 1909, 1922, 1925, and 1928 Seals were recognized as being among the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time." "In 1945, a controlling interest in the team was purchased by businessman Paul Fagan, with the stated intention of bringing Major League Baseball to the west coast by having the Pacific Coast League becoming the nation's third major league. He spent thousands of dollars upgrading Seals Stadium to perceived major league standards. He hired former major league player Lefty O'Doul, a native San Franciscan and fan favorite, as manager. Though the Seals won the pennant in 1946, subsequent teams under Fagan's watch did not fare as well, typically finishing in the second division. Rival clubs did not buy into Fagan's major league ambitions. Rather, they established working agreements with major league teams, and fared better than did the independent Seals." ; Signed by Collection of Signatures

Title: The San Francisco Seals 1947 Line-up Booklet

Author Name: (Ephemera) [Pacific Coast Baseball] [San Francisco Seals]

Categories: Baseball,

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, San Francisco Seals Baseball: 1947

Binding: Ephemera

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A35966

Keywords: Baseball Ephemera Pacific Coast League Pacific Coast Baseball Signed Lefty O'doul San Francisco Seals Baseball,