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Play Ball! A Slide Show History of Early Baseball in Washington
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When Giants Walked Seattle: The 1912 Baseball Season -- A Slide Show
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Dugdale, Daniel E. (1864-1934), Baseball Pioneer
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Many of the Seattle baseball storylines and images on HistoryLink are provided by our resident Seattle sports historian, David Eskenazi.

A Seattle native, David has amassed an extensive archive of Seattle, Northwest, and West Coast baseball artifacts and ephemera, some of which illustrates our site. He has a keen interest in sharing stories, cataloging history and memorabilia, and expanding and enhancing his collection. If you have questions, need help with your collections, or would like to talk to David about selling or trading items, please contact him at (206) 441-1900, or at dave_eskenazi@msn.com.

David greatly enjoys sharing his experiences, collection, and zeal for Seattle baseball history. His historical showcase activities have included displays at the Museum of History and Industry, Seafirst Gallery, and Mariners Fan Fest, and annually at the P.I. Sports Star of the Year banquet. He is also actively involved with baseball themed activities and fund raising events for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, including serving on the planning committee for their annual baseball luncheon, benefiting pediatric oncology.

During 1998 and 1999, David consulted with the Seattle Mariners to create a tribute to Seattle’s rich baseball legacy in the form of seven 35 foot long historical storyboards surrounding the Safeco Field main concourse. Each display features headlines from The Seattle Times and items from David’s collection, illustrating Seattle and Washington state baseball history from 1890 to present.

The Fred Hutchinson seat end stanchions, historical photographs on the suite level, and Safeco Field inaugural game festivities were all cooperative efforts in which David assisted the Seattle Mariners.

David also provided visual materials and historical consultation for Perpetual Motion Pictures’ 75- minute documentary, The Seattle Rainiers. If you like local baseball history, you’ll love this production.

If you have memories to share, stories to suggest, or questions about Seattle sports history, please contact David at (206) 441-1900, or at dave_eskenazi@msn.com.

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Okanogan in North Central Washington votes to incorporate as a town on September 30, 1907.

The Puget Sound Regional Transportation Study releases its final report on September 30, 1967.

Boeing rolls out first 747 Jumbo Jet in Everett on September 30, 1968.

Rehabilitation of the historic Grays River Covered Bridge is celebrated at a rededication on September 30, 1989.

City of Newport Hills (later Newcastle) takes form on September 30, 1994.

"D. B. Tuber" robs an armored car guard at the Bank of America in Monroe on September 30, 2008.

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Joe E. Mann receives the Medal of Honor posthumously on August 30, 1945.

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Cayuse attack mission in what becomes known as the Whitman Massacre on November 29, 1847.

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