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Walking Tour: The Bushrod Park Neighborhood's Amazing Sports Legacy

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University High School

5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Oakland, CA 94609

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Oakland has one of America’s most legendary sports legacies and the center of that legacy surrounds Bushrod Park in North Oakland. Beginning at the historic, former University High School, we will walk this interesting neighborhood and discuss the area’s great athletes and institutions that helped produce the city’s reputation for changing the face of sports in America. A level walk.

Leader: Paul Brekke-Miesner has curated exhibits on Oakland and Eastbay sports history for several venues, including the Oakland Museum of California and the Major League All-Star Game in Oakland in 1987. More recently, he was a panelist at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture in 2009, presenting on the Oakland Athletic League and one of its legendary coaches, George Powles. In 2008, he and other parents at Oakland Tech High School built a beautiful baseball field for the school, now named for Tech alum and Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson. A former sports stringer for the Oakland Tribune and Berkeley Gazette, he authored the book HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE: Oakland – The City That Changed the Face of Sports in 2013.

This event is sponsored by the Oakland Heritage Alliance. Join or renew OHA membership for a $10 discount off member price.

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