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A convenient list of games involving teams in the San Francisco Bay Area 
and their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment or two
Monday, June 9 through Sunday, June 15

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Monday, June 9

San Francisco Giants v. Washington Nationals,

     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ LA Angeles, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.

Fresno Grizzlies v. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Omaha Storm Chaser,        7:05 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. High Desert Mavericks,

     7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, June 10

San Francisco Giants v. Washington Nationals,

     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ LA Angeles, 7:05 p.m.

Fresno Grizzlies v. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Omaha Storm Chaser,

     7:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers,

     7:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburgh Mettle, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 11

San Francisco Giants v. Washington Nationals,

     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ LA Angeles, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 7:00 p.m.

Fresno Grizzlies v. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Omaha Storm Chaser,

     7:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers, 

     7:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburgh Mettle, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 12

San Francisco Giants v. Washington Nationals,

     12:45 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 7:00 p.m.

Fresno Grizzlies v. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Omaha Storm Chaser,

     7:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers, 

     7:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburgh Mettle, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 13

San Francisco Giants v. Colorado Rockies,

     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's v. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 7:00 p.m.

Fresno Grizzlies v. Omaha Storm Chasers,

     7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Pittsburgh Mettle,

     7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers @ Vallejo Admirals, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 14

San Francisco Giants v. Colorado Rockies, 

     1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's v. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose SaberCats v. Spokane Shock, 7:30 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 5:00 p.m.

Fresno Grizzlies v. Omaha Storm Chasers, (Double Header), 6:05 p.m., TBD

Sacramento River Cats v. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Pittsburgh Mettle,

     5:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers @ Vallejo Admirals,

     5:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 15

San Francisco Giants v. Colorado Rockies, 

     1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's v. New York Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Fresno Grizzlies v. Omaha Storm Chasers,

     5:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Iowa Cubs, 1:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Pittsburgh Mettle, 

     1:15 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers @ Vallejo Admirals, 

     1:00 p.m.

 

Radio:

Cal BB (M) - KGO 810 AM

Cal BB (W) - Pac-12 Network

Cal football - KGO 810 AM

Fresno Grizzlies - KYNO 1430  AM

Golden State Warriors - KNBR 680 AM

Oakland A's - 95.7 FM The Game

Sacramento Kings - KHTK 1140 AM

Sacramento River Cats - Talk 650 AM KSTE 

San Francisco Giants - KNBR 680 AM

San Jose Earthquakes - 1590 KLIV  AM,

      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)

San Jose Giants - MiLB Gameday Audio

San Jose SaberCats - KNBR 1050 AM

San Jose Sharks, KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose,
       102.1 FM San Francisco

Stanford BB (M) - KNBR 1050 AM, TBS (TV)

Stanford BB (W) - KZSU 90.1 FM

Stanford football - KNBR 1050 AM

Stockton Ports - KWSX 1280 AM

 

 

FIFA World Cup begins on Thursday, June 12

and ends on Sunday, July 13

 

 

"The great thing about baseball is that there's

a crisis every day."

~Gabe Paul, general manager and executive

Cincinnati Reds, Houston Colt 45s, Cleveland Indians

and New York Yankees

(1910-1998)

 
  

 

"Players who commit errors need reassurance from the pitcher, who must harbor no grudges ... a pitcher can't ask for much

more than 13 runs and six double plays."

~Roger Craig

MLB pitcher, coach and San Francisco Giants manager

(1985-1992)

4 time World Series champion
(1955, 1959, 1964, 1984)


 

There are 88 days left until the start of the NFL season, September 4, with the Green Bay Packers visiting the Seattle Seahawks.

 

 NBA Trivia
 

No player in NBA history -- not even Bill Russell, Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson -- has ever been on a championship team in three decades, but who might do it?

 

Answer: Tim Duncan, the future Hall of Famer with the San Antonio Spurs, led his team to championships in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007. If the Spurs defeat the defending champion Miami Heat, Duncan would be the first to accomplish the feat.

 

The above question was submitted by Nick Curran, the NBA's director of public relations, 1969-76. A full account of the Golden State Warriors' winning the 1975 NBA championship, contributed by Curran, appears in the new Baseball edition of the Ultimate Sports Guide. 

  

Memorable Sports Moment

Howard Pearlstein

 

Dipper and the Munchkins

 

Howard Pearlstein

"There is a poetry and a magic in sport. That's what makes us love it." 

The year was 1953. We lived in a nice brick row house at 59th and Jefferson Street in Philly. Each house had a garage in back, and there was another set of row houses on the next block, so there was a wide driveway between the two rows of back doors. Plenty of room for stickball, punchball and half-ball with the universal pink "spaldeens." (Stoop-ball was done at the front of the house, where the steps were.)

 

The houses were two stories in front, but three stories with the garage underneath in the back. The back door was next to the garage and had a low roof that canted slightly down to the back for rain runoff. Those roofs were about 7 or 8 feet high and caught more balls than any of us.

 

But it took a ladder to get up there, unless ...

 

The Overbrook High School sophomore named Wilt Chamberlain walked down the wide driveway on his way home from school.

 

"Dipper! Dipper! Could you get our ball off the roof, please." And Dipper went over to the roof we pointed at and reached up and snagged the ball. He would throw it to one of us and say, "Here you go, Munchkins."

 

That came from another place. Most of us went to Overbrook Elementary, around five blocks the other side of Overbrook High. We'd walk there and home, and coming home meant shortcutting across the athletic field across from the high school - hard dirt football field mostly, with blacktop and baskets at the far end. And we'd go out there and play tackle football with no pads (I broke my arm once when I was 8 or 9 dragging a would-be tackler 10 or 15 yards). And we'd shoot baskets.

 

Once in a while Dipper would see us and come over and play five-on-one (or six-on-one, or more.) He was having fun. But we kept score and he always beat us something like 50-4. (Honestly, more than 50 years later - hell, I have no doubt he let us get those four points, because it was no fun getting blanked, and because he would always clap and cheer when one of us would get a basket. A good guy, all around.)

 

During one of those games some of his classmates came by and watched and laughed. One of them said, "Hey Dipper, what are those, your Munchkins?" And started to sing the Munchkin song, which I don't remember. But the tag was mellow and benign, no insult involved, so it sort of stuck.

 

The song I do remember came out in 1960. Wilt Chamberlain's hit record, "By the River." Bear in mind, in the '50s (and in Philly, the '50s lasted well into the '60s) Philly was, as someone said, "the center of the musical universe."

 

But until Bandstand became American Bandstand and Dick Clark got the magic aging picture to keep in his attic, a hit often extended no farther than 63rd Street or Baltimore Pike. So mentioning what we thought of as smash hits like "The Fox in the Fliptop Box"or "Ubangi Stomp"often won totally blank looks.

 

Apparently, End Records only pressed 500 copies of "By the River," but it was played endlessly on local radio stations. So much that, while writing this, I could remember all the lyrics of the first verse.

 

By the rivuh

'Neath the shady tree

Just my baby

Just my baby and me

We hug, kiss, cuddle close

By the rivuh 'neath the shady tree.

 

There was a chorus backing the Dipper up. I checked the lyrics later, as you can too, since you can hear the record on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=4kasdkB8juo

 

Enjoy. A mellow relic from a simpler time.

 

P.S.: Overbrook High School students called Wilt "The Dipper" because of the way, even when he was only 6 foot 11, he ducked his head to go through a door. He liked it and hated the soon-to-be universal "Wilt the Stilt" sobriquet the press used. No coincidence that Dave Zinkoff, the legendary Philadelphia Warriors announcer, always called out "Dipper Dunk." Zink called it out a lot, especially the night he announced at Wilt's 100-point game in Hershey, Pa.

   

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