By Sherman Hollar

Pivotal Presidents: John F. Kennedy profiles the lifetime of a pacesetter whose mystique lives on, including element to the demanding situations and successes of Kennedy’s time in office—as good as taking readers via his deepest existence and early years.

This ebook explores, examines, and explains the indelible moments and foreign crises of America’s first broadly televised presidency.

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Shown here is the 1919 CCAL track meet in Salinas, viewed from the grandstand. The site later became the home of the world-famous Salinas Rodeo and home to several Salinas professional and semipro baseball teams. One of the participants in the meet was John Steinbeck, the great novelist and the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. In a program for the meet, he is listed as participating in the javelin and discus. One of Steinbeck’s best friends at Salinas, Bill Black, won the 440 and pole vault.

The 1992 Santa Cruz High Cardinals varsity baseball team clawed its way to the Central Coast Section championship game, losing to Carlmont 7-2 in the title clash at San Jose Municipal Stadium. After a slow start, the team went on a run of 12 wins in 13 games. C. Kaiser, and Zach McCormick; (second row) Jason Nee, Mike Goldstein, Joel Ackernecht, Femi Ayanbadejo, Ben “Harold” Gersick, Nick Marini, Steve Cardoza, Augie Guardino, Aaron Woliczko, Mike Hendren, and Bill Yong. ) 53 One of the most dominant softball pitchers in Santa Cruz County history was Desarie Knipfer of Soquel High.

48 The Santa Cruz High varsity baseball team from the early 1980s packed some serious wallop. Pictured, from left to right, are Glenallen Hill, Bill Domhoff, Dave De Esposito, Rick Munoz, Bobby Adams, Kevin Grindy, and Gino Panelli. Domhoff was a fine catcher who went on to star on the diamond at both Cabrillo College and San Francisco State. 735 late that season as the Yankees’ designated hitter. ) The Cardinals of the early 1980s were also blessed with fine pitching. Here, John “No-No” Wilson, a crafty lefthander, toes the rubber for Santa Cruz on his way to his third year as an allcounty selection.

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