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Why Joe left town

Why Joe left town

| May 30, 2018 | 4 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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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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When’s a Clipper not a Clipper?

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Martinez Gazette “Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.” – Paul Simon Baseball recalls Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio as “Joltin’ Joe” but he was also famously known as “The Yankee Clipper”. Understanding this background is key to any baseball fan comprehending the significance […]

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