Day: March 30, 2022

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Gonzales Park Baseball Phenoms

Hall of Famers Eddie Murray, Ozzie Smith and Duke Snider all played at Gonzales Park in their youth as well as such future major leaguers Darryl Strawberry, Eric Davis, Kenny Landreaux and Hubie Brooks.

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Edwin D. “Duke” Snider

Edwin D. “Duke” Snider was the pitcher for Enterprise Junior High School’s softball team in Los Angeles beginning in 1937. During three of the four years he played there, the team won the league championship. Snider recalled that three of the best hitters on the team were Japanese Americans. In February 1942, he said the […]

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Isaiah Cooper, 16yr. – Record-breaking Flight

Isaiah Cooper, 16, made history after completing a record-breaking flight across the continental US. The Compton native has since been recognized as the youngest black pilot to accomplish such a feat during a trip that lasted approximately two weeks. Cooper’s 8,000-mile flight, which concluded on Monday (July 18), did not come without challenges. However, he […]

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