Re: West of Twin Peaks, Baseball

06/25/19 - posted by Mary-Ann


Dear Jim,

When was the time period you were playing baseball and softball? II'm asking because when I was in school in the '40s, football and basketball were the most popular sports at school. We had other sports' teams at school but I don't think they got the attention that basketball and football got. I went to Washington.

Our neighborhood playground, Cabrillo, had basketball and tennis courts, an area that saw a kickball game once in a while and the swings, slides, rings and ladders for the younger kids.

Don't get me wrong - I love baseball. I'm talking about the time before the Giants came to town - we did have the Seals - but I just don't remember baseball being that big an activity.

I'm hoping you are from a later time period and would love to see others who grew up in later years share some of their memories of growing up in the outer neighborhoods of San Francisco.

Mary-Ann

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