The San Francisco Seals 1947 Line-Up Booklet
San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Seals Baseball, 1947. Ephemera. B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. The front inside cover includes signatures from local Pacific Coast Baseball players, including Gus Suhr, Jerry Coleman, Bill Prentice, Bob Day, Charlie Silvera, Jack MacDonald, and others. This is a small format booklet with illustrated covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. " The San Francisco Seals were a minor league baseball team in San Francisco, California, that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 until 1957 before transferring to Phoenix, Arizona. They were named for the abundant California sea lion and harbor seal populations in the Bay Area. The 1909, 1922, 1925, and 1928 Seals were recognized as being among the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time." "In 1945, a controlling interest in the team was purchased by businessman Paul Fagan, with the stated intention of bringing Major League Baseball to the west coast by having the Pacific Coast League becoming the nation's third major league. He spent thousands of dollars upgrading Seals Stadium to perceived major league standards. He hired former major league player Lefty O'Doul, a native San Franciscan and fan favorite, as manager. Though the Seals won the pennant in 1946, subsequent teams under Fagan's watch did not fare as well, typically finishing in the second division. Rival clubs did not buy into Fagan's major league ambitions. Rather, they established working agreements with major league teams, and fared better than did the independent Seals." ; Signed by Collection of Signatures. Very Good+ .
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