Sport: Sacramento's Saviors

"It's too damn bad somebody doesn't do something about it."

In the noisy, cluttered city room of the Sacramento Union, Sports Editor Dick Edmonds and a 30-year-old baseball maniac and nightclub owner named Yubi Separovich bemoaned the end of the world: Sacramento's "Solons" were no more. The St. Louis Cardinals, owners of the club, had sold their Pacific Coast League franchise to Tacoma, Wash., for $50,000. In three days, P.C.L. directors would meet to approve the transfer, the stadium probably would be torn down, the ball park subdivided for postwar real estate.


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