On Independence Day, we Americans celebrate the handiwork of our country’s founding fathers. It seems appropriate that PlayBall! should follow suit and celebrate the founding father of the Alameda Recreation & Park Department’s youth baseball program.
Caps off to you A.J. “Lil” Arnerich.
Tours of Duty: Park Director – Longfellow Park (1949-1952); Supervisor of Athletics (1953 – though retired now, I don’t think he’s ever really stopped)