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Fun at FanFest …

Fun at FanFest …

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Leo Clauson, 5, of Martinez, wins a ball signed by the entire Martinez Clippers team at the ball club’s first day of Fanfest, Thursday at Waterfront Park. (DONNA BETH WEILENMAN/MARTINEZ NEWS-GAZETTE)

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Joey Mellows travels from England to see Clippers play

Joey Mellows travels from England to see Clippers play

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Joey Mellows, right, with artist and traveling companion Andy Brown at a recent Martinez Clippers game. Here is a story on Brown, who paints the ballparks he visits with Mellows. MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Clippers games have drawn baseball fans from past Sacramento and from such other Bay Area cities as Sunnyvale and Livermore. But […]

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Clippers showing progress at midseason

Clippers showing progress at midseason

| July 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Clippers struggled their inaugural opening night May 31 against the Sonoma Stompers, falling 13-2. By July 10, the team had a new field manager, Dan Parker, who traded his usual summer off from his head coach job for the Napa Valley College Storm. In his debut, the Clippers threatened the […]

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Chris Powell promoted to Frontier League as Clippers say goodbye to starter

Chris Powell promoted to Frontier League as Clippers say goodbye to starter

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just six starts into his tenure in the Pacific Association, RHP Chris Powell is headed to the Schaumburg Boomers of the independent Frontier League after posting a 2-1 win-loss record and a 5.35 ERA with the Martinez Clippers. Chris Powell is the first Clippers player to be promoted in franchise history, as he joins his […]

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Clippers come from behind to win first game at home in franchise history

Clippers come from behind to win first game at home in franchise history

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

By SAM WEISMANN Martinez Clippers MARTINEZ, Calif. — For the first time in fourteen tries, the Clippers celebrated on their home turf after posting six unanswered runs in the seventh inning and beyond to defeat the Pittsburg Diamonds, 9-7. The victory ends a nine-game skid for the Clippers, and is the first win for a […]

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Some facts about the SRO and baseball

Some facts about the SRO and baseball

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

By NORALEA GIPNER Martinez City Council Today I would like to talk about two hot items being discussed on social media: 1) the lack of a School Resource Officer (SRO) at our high school, and 2) why and how the baseball team was funded. I will start with the SRO, which was discussed under Item […]

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If you build it, they will come

If you build it, they will come

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Clippers Opening Day a home run The final score was not in favor of the home team, but by any other measurement the Martinez Clippers opening day was a grand slam. An overflow crowd, estimated at 500, came to newly-renovated Waterfront Park to witness the inaugural game of the Martinez Pacific Association franchise. Mayor Rob […]

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Why Joe left town

Why Joe left town

| May 30, 2018 | 3 Comments

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Martinez Gazette Before he turned three years old, Joe DiMaggio and his family had left Martinez for good. Joe often returned to the town of his birth after he retired from baseball, but San Francisco gets to call itself Joe’s hometown. That’s where Joe and his brothers Vincent and […]

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Play Ball!

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Clippers will take the field for the first time Thursday at newly renovated Joe DiMaggio Fields at Waterfront Park. First pitch is schedule for 6:30 p.m. A brief ceremony will be held on the field before the game to recognize those responsible for bring professional baseball to Martinez. Tickets for the opening game […]

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Ten bucks for one field of dreams

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A brief history of pro ball in Contra Costa county By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Martinez Gazette “Bush League” – Also see “Bush-leaguers”. Adj. 1) being of an inferior class or group of its kind : marked by a lack of sophistication or professionalism Some folks toss out the term “semi-professional baseball” to describe […]

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