Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 123: Solon Club at Raley Field & Baseball History

Our CPCA group summer outing was  a River Cats game today (hot!), and our seats were in the Solon Club, which is a covered area in the box level overlooking 1st base.  I knew that the previous team was known as the Sacramento Solons, but I never knew exactly why.  According to Wikipedia, the name is based on the role of Sacramento as the center of state government:

The team derived its name from Sacramento's status as capital of California. Solon was an early Greek lawmaker and the term "solons" was often used by journalists as a synonym for "senators." Solon Huntington was a prominent Sacramento businessman during the 19th century, though less famous than his brother (Collis Huntington) and son (Henry Huntington).The team was also known at times as the Sacramento Sacts, an abbreviation of the name of the city, and the Sacramento Senators.

The team originally played at Edmonds field, at the corner of Riverside and Broadway in the Land Park neighborhood, on a parcel that now houses our local Target store!

The Target store does have a small plaque (somewhere) that commemorates the history of the site as the former home of the Solons and Edmonds Field:


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