Strike up the NFL orchestra with the classic voice of John Facenda…
“Tiny muscles flexed in the August sun, they take the field of honor in pursuit of unclaimed glory. For twenty seven summers they have chased the prize with outstretched gloves and splintered pine. Pitted steel beneath well worn shoes, flash yet again across the dusty track. No ordinary rodents these, it’s a time for champions to claim their ring.”
Okay, so it’s not The Autumn Wind, but the 1970 Godfrey Gopher Pee Wee team deserves Raideresque acclaim as they brought the first ever ARPD baseball championship to Alameda’s Bay Farm Island community. Special thanks to Mike Maurice for venturing into his attic and sending this shot our way.
FRONT ROW (left to right): Morris Bonadona, Ron Carlson, Rusty Quintana, Jim Ogden, Martin Dickinson, John Sturman, Mike Maurice.
BACK ROW: Jerry Ogden, John Belmares, Mike Dickinson, Don Carlson, Roger Hand, Robbie Westerhoff
STANDING BEHIND: Mel Arnerich, Godfrey Park Director