Tag Archives: Edmonds Field

Local landmark, Joe Marty’s, hosts successful sporting public debut

By Gary Baker If you look in the sports pages of the local newspaper this time of year, you’ll see that baseball Spring training has already started. Similarly, if you look in the windows of 1500 Broadway, you’ll notice that

Janey Way Memories #149

A Good Baseball Town

A guy once told me that Sacramento is “a good baseball town.” His reasoning went like this: The weather here is pleasant in the spring. It’s hot in the summer, but it cools off at night. The fall weather is

KROY was among Sacramento’s early radio stations

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a series about the history of broadcasting in the Sacramento area. This series was inspired by readers’ positive responses to previous articles about local television history in this publication and several requests

Locals recall Edmonds Field fire of 1948

Editor’s note: This is the second article of a two-part series about the fire that destroyed the original Edmonds Field. As presented in the first article of this series, a fire destroyed the original Edmonds Field at the southeast corner

Fire destroyed Land Park area baseball stadium 65 years ago

Editor’s note: This is the first article of a two-part series about the fire that destroyed the original Edmonds Field. Sixty-five years ago, one of the darkest days in the history of baseball in Sacramento occurred as a community treasure,

Janey Way Memories #100

Celebrating the 100th Janey Way Memories Column It seems hard to believe, but four years ago, on July 2, 2009, I penned my first Janey Way Memories column.  Much has transpired since that date:  my third and fourth grandchildren came

McClatchy: Remembering 75 years of sports history

When McClatchy opened its doors in September 1937, Sacramento was truly a small town. Sutterville Road was the southern end of Sacramento, the Land Park Zoo had opened 10 years earlier in 1927, Sacramento Junior College had just moved from

McClatchy High’s 1951–1952 baseball team the greatest in Sacramento history

In the late 1940’s and early 50’s high school baseball in Sacramento was at its zenith. McClatchy, Sacramento, and Christian Brothers all had outstanding teams and talent. Roger Osenbaugh and Jim Westlake of CKM signed pro contracts after the 1948

Lou Coppola recalls his radio years, work for Sacramento Solons

Note: This is part two of a two-part series regarding Land Park resident Lou Coppola. Land Park’s longtime resident Lou Coppola has certainly drawn much attention for his ongoing work with the Nor Cal Big Bands Preservation Society and his

Going to Edmonds Field with my father

Before the Kings came to Sacramento, before the Sacramento River cats began playing at Raley Field, Sacramento had another venerable sports franchise: the Sacramento Solons triple A baseball team. In the 1940s, ’50s and early ’60s, the Solons played ball