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Play Ball! A Slideshow of the History of Early Baseball in Washington

This is a HistoryLink Baseball Memories slideshow by Seattle Baseball historian David Eskenazi, recounting early baseball in Washington. Written and curated by David Eskenazi. All images copyright 200...

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Pocock, George Yeoman (1891-1976): Seattle's Master Racing-shell Builder

George Y. Pocock was internationally famous for designing and handcrafting the best and swiftest racing shells in the world of crew racing. A native of England, he was recruited in 1912 by Coach Hiram...

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Rademacher, Thomas Peter (b. 1928)

Pete Rademacher was a rugged farm kid from the Yakima Valley who became an Olympic champion boxer and then arranged a match that rocked the boxing world. He fought for the heavyweight championship of ...

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Rat City Rollergirls

Rat City Rollergirls is a Seattle-based roller derby league of amateur female skaters, the first of its kind in the Northwest and one of five charter members of the national Women’s Flat Track Derby...

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Rogers Playground on Eastlake

Rogers Playground, located in Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood between Eastlake Avenue and the TOPS at Seward school, was named after Governor John R. Rogers (1897-1901). It began its existence as a pl...

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Seafair -- Beginnings

Seafair, the gala annual Seattle-King County water festival, began in August 1950 and continues to this day. The festival erupts all over King County and has included hydroplane speed competitions, li...

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Seafair: the Founding: Jim Douglas's Account

In this excerpt from his unpublished autobiography, Jim Douglas (1909-2005) recalls the many steps involved in coordinating Seafair. Jim Douglas was one of a group of local citizens called together by...

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Seattle Indians: A Forgotten Chapter in Seattle Baseball

In mid-1920 the Seattle Giants baseball club (previously also known as the Rainiers and the Purple Sox) became the Seattle Indians. After winning a pennant in 1924 the Indians began a slide that carr...

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Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners were created grudgingly by Major League Baseball as the result of a lawsuit. They played their first games in 1977, then took 14 years to have a winning season. Their first three ...

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Seattle Pilots Baseball Team

In April 1969, Seattle baseball fans got their first Major League baseball team. The Seattle Pilots had moved to town. On April 11, the Pilots shut out the Chicago White Sox, 7-0, in their temporary h...

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Seattle Rainiers, 1938-1964 -- A Slideshow

This slideshow on the Seattle Rainiers was written by Russ Dille and curated by David S. Eskenazi All Images (c) 2001, David Eskenazi

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Seattle Rainiers Roll of Honor -- A Slideshow

In the spring of 1954, Seattle baseball fans were asked to vote for their all-time favorite Seattle Rainiers. Always enthusiastic about their diamond heroes, Seattle baseball boosters elected 11 playe...

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