SOLAHA co-producer and local documentary filmmaker Jack Baric’s story of playing Little League, while growing up in San Pedro, is bookended with stories of the community members who built a rouge baseball diamond at Friendship Park and another generation who saved Eastview when the fields were lost to a new Target store.
March 31, 2021
Stories of L.A. Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (SOLAHA)
Vol. II, No. 44 Batter up! Jack Baric, director and co-producer of SOLAHA, recounts stories of his youth in “Little League” circling around to his own children playing (probably) America’s favorite sport
It’s opening day for baseball in the U.S.A. and 30 teams are pitching and hitting today all over the country. Perfect timing for Jack Baric to remember his days in Little League with heartfelt sentiment, circling around to his own children playing ball. Jack recalls the influence and enthusiasm of Mel Bobich among other “adults” who gave so much to boost youth of the harbor area.
Yet another great example of the value and meaning of the SOLAHA stories as we remember and preserve history for future generations.
We are appreciate the on-going support of Los Angeles County (LAC) Supervisor Janice Hahn, District 4 grant funding. Also our immense gratitude to our generous website sponsors and please support their various businesses and efforts : Renaissance Group (Erik Eisenberg), Clean San Pedro (Steve Kleinjan), George Van Buren & Associates (accounting services), Jim Hussey (State Farm Insurance), ILWU L. A. City Council District 15, and Foremen’s Union Local #94, and Peter Read Miller sports photographer; and Port Town websites for the excellent design and management.
Enjoy some peanuts and Cracker Jacks rooting for your favorite team!
Blessings of the season to all and have a lovely Easter weekend.
Other Memories From Jack Baric
- Playing in the Streets of San Pedro — Jack Baric
- A Croatian Immigration Story — Jack Baric
- Batter Up! A San Pedro Little League Story — Jack Baric
- Starting San Pedro Magazine — Jack Baric
- Christmas Party in DTSP — Jack Baric
- Italy; Occupiers to Freedom Providers — Jack Baric
- Lost At Sea In Croatian Islands — Jack Baric
- Dad Escapes Communism — Jack Baric