Tag Archives: baseball

Billy Rico: Lifelong lover of baseball remembered

Rico was player-manager of Carmichael Firemen’s 1946 Canadian-American ‘World’s Series’ champions

By Lance Armstrong Special to Valley Community Newspapers Former Riverside area resident William F. “Billy” Rico died at the age of 93 on Feb. 18, leaving a legacy as a lifelong lover of baseball. More than a half-century ago, Rico

Tony and Anne Muljat celebrate 65 years of marriage

Today is a very special day for one of the most notable Sacramento Elks Lodge No. 6 members, Anthony M. “Tony” Muljat, and his wife, Anne (Buljan) Muljat. The couple is celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. During an interview at

Batting cage debacle brings other maintenance issues to light

C.K. McClatchy varsity baseball coach Mike de Necochea sat down for an interview with the Land Park News to discuss maintenance issues on campus, including problems with the sprinkler system, dog waste and litter. Because the school doesn’t have a

Food industry ‘old-timers’ converge for annual holiday luncheon

As has been the case for the past 21 years, food industry history was recently celebrated with a special event held at the Dante Club at 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd. This year’s edition of this social function, which is known

Batting cage update: District fields questions from angry McClatchy baseball community

The C.K. McClatchy baseball community filled the school’s library on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to get answers from the district as to why the team’s batting cage was torn down on Aug. 21, when it would be rebuilt, how much that

Janey Way Memories No. 88: Remembering My Father

With Father’s Day approaching, I want to take the time to share some memories of my father, Martin Relles Sr., who inspired me in ways I can’t overestimate. Dad was born in 1915 in Chicago, but soon moved to Sacramento

Remembering Tackle Football without Pads

In 1959, the East Sacramento Little League constructed a baseball field at the intersection of 60th Street and M Street.  It was a beautiful field with forest green fences, built-in dugouts and a lush green outfield.  We all signed up

Faces and Places: East Sacramento Little League parade

The East Sacramento Little League held opening day festivities on Sunday, March 10. According to their website, the day was marked by beautiful weather, great attendance, and lots of excitement for the upcoming season. Scores of families turned out for

Pocket Girls Softball gearing up for upcoming season

The Board has been working hard to get ready for our upcoming season and we are all really excited to see the girls hit the field! Official rosters are in the works so your coach should be contacting you within