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Play Ball! A Slide Show History of Early Baseball in Washington
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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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City of Seattle annexes the Town of West Seattle on July 24, 1907.

Sergeant John F. Weedin and Officer Robert R. Wiley are shot and killed off duty by the night watchman at a bootlegger's warehouse on July 24, 1916.

Fire devastates Twisp on July 24, 1924.

Record-breaking 7,200-egg omelet is cooked in a record-breaking frying pan in Chehalis on July 24, 1931.

Grand opening of Seattle's Show Box is celebrated on July 24, 1939.

Mayor William F. Devin praises Seattle's Civic Unity Committee on July 24, 1944.

First Unlimited Hydroplane Race on the Columbia River occurs at Tri-Cities on July 24, 1966.

Spokane congregations transfer the Torah scrolls from Keneseth Israel Synagogue to the Temple Emanu-El and merge to form Temple Beth Shalom on July 24, 1966.

Governor Dan Evans appoints Marvin Glass to Seattle Community College Board of Trustees on July 24, 1969.

Tyee Creek Fire burns 135,000 acres for 33 days north of Wenatchee, beginning July 24, 1994.

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