Joe Guzzardi writes: My November 2009 Presentation to the Society For American Baseball Research explains my evolution as a Pittsburgh Pirate fan. Included are my recollections of the early Pacific Coast League Hollywood Stars, the Caribbean League starring Roberto Clemente and the old Forbes Field. Bonus for VDARE.COM readers: my observations on the first and only Miss Hollywood Stars, Jayne Mansfield!
Part 2 is here.
Joe Guzzardi [email him] is a California native who recently fled the state because of over-immigration, over-population and a rapidly deteriorating quality of life. He has moved to Pittsburgh, PA where the air is clean and the growth rate stable. A long-time instructor in English at the Lodi Adult School, Guzzardi has been writing a weekly column since 1988. It currently appears in the Lodi News-Sentinel.