Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

While football was a major sport on campus, it was the game of baseball that Fullerton residents really loved, and the sport played an important role in the social history of the city. Walter (“The Big Train”) Johnson had played for the high school in 1905, going on to become America’s greatest pitcher of all time. The ball field at Commonwealth (later Amerige) Park was a training site for farm and semi-professional teams and exhibition games that featured such Hall of Famers as Honus Wagner, Joe DiMaggio, Satchel Paige, and Bob Lemon. This photograph shows the baseball team fielded in 1930.
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