Petaluma Little League — 1958

SCL Photo No. 32655

What better time than now to share this great photo as the Petaluma National Little League is competing for a place in the National Little League World Series to be held in Williamsport, PA beginning August 16th.

This is one of several Kodachrome transparencies (slides) loaned to the Library for scanning following a Petaluma Little League 50th Anniversary celebration held at Mario & John’s Tavern on East D Street in 2007.

Aerial view of the Sonoma Marin Fairgounds and surrounding area in 1973. SCL Photo No. 307434

Thanks to Petaluma Argus Courier columnist and 2010 Good Egg, Harlan Osborne, we now know that the picture was taken in 1958 in the driveway of coach Mario Figone’s driveway at 317 Wilson Street, Petaluma. The boys are Johnny Figone, Nino Pedrini, and Donnie Figone. 

Harlan also states, in a Petaluma Argus Courier dated February 27, 2007, that 1958 was the first year that the Petaluma Little League (no National back then) played at Kenilworth Park on a diamond located at the corner of East Washington Street and Fairgrounds Drive now occupied by the Petaluma Library. The Library was dedicated in July of 1976.

About Katherine J. Rinehart

Katherine J. Rinehart received a MA in History from Sonoma State University in 1994. For the past 19 years, Ms. Rinehart has worked in various positions within the fields of Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation and is currently employed by the Sonoma County Library where she has worked in the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Department since 2002. Katherine is the author of Petaluma: A History in Architecture, a contributor to Celebrating Petaluma published by the Petaluma Sesquicentennial Committee and the Petaluma Visitors Program. Ms. Rinehart is an occasional contributor to the Press Democrat and is proud to be a Petaluma Good Egg.
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