A podcast about history

That's not stuck in the past


Long before the Athletics moved to Oakland, teams like the Colonels, the Larks and the Aztec Stars played baseball in the East Bay. Special guest contributor Cyrus Farivar digs into the roots of our national pastime—and even visits “vintage” game. Did you know that Oakland’s first black mayor was a pitcher in the West Coast Negro League? This is just one of the many stories explored in today’s episode. Play ball!

“The Wa Sung Athletic Club was called originally the Chinese 9, and they played sandlot baseball in what they used to call Auditorium Field – I believe it’s now Laney College.”
-Doris Lum

Before the A’s

The East Bay’s earliest baseball teams
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