Mark Chavez of the Longfellow Tigers hustles down the first baseline as Wildcat Norman Burrough stretches for the throw in this exciting Bantam League action at Rittler Park.
Note Will C. Wood School in the background. Wood School was still new in 1970 when this photo was taken, hence the rather barren conditions surrounding the mound that formed the school’s outdoor amphitheater. Shown here, before redwood trees were planted, the barely visible low fence backing this little hill created the perfect setting for a game of “home run derby”.
By the way… who’s the architect that designed Wood School? It looks more like a correctional facility than a middle school! Perhaps the deans of higher learning knew that one day Steve Shahbazian would attend.