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I recently stopped by a great baseball collectors store on Queen Anne in Seattle called Brown’s Cooperstown. I found a stack of old Walla Walla Padres and Blue Mountain Bears programs and score sheets from 1982 and 1983.
It was fun to thumb my way through a dozen or so of these well-preserved programs. I bought them and look forward to sharing them with the community soon.
Old timers around Walla Walla will remember some of the highlights:
• The 1982 Padres cover was sponsored by Pastime Café (“where good friends meet for the fine food and drink). I see Walla Walla Wine Woman remembers it fondly.
• Ron Mihal was the field manager in 1982.
• Pat Nelly was the owner and GM. Bill Legg was the assistant GM.
• Remember the Bing Bang Rally Gang? That was the fan club back then.