Category Archives: baseball

State’s All-Time 100 Greatest Athletes (Men)

After Tom Brady of Serra High (San Mateo) earned a seventh Super Bowl title last week, we were inspired to write up our own rankings of the all-time greatest 100 athletes from California high schools. Based on CIF sanctioned sports only, we have Brady at No. 3 behind only Jackie Robinson and Bill Russell. McClymonds...

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Key Dates To Watch As 2021 Begins

As the new year starts and the old one thankfully has passed into the history books, here’s a look at what and when to watch for the return of high school sports in California. It figures to be a difficult first two months with surging cases of COVID-19, but at some point there will be […]

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Baseball Schools of Century (So Far)

Going by a points system based on final state top 20 rankings since the 1999-2000 school year and matching previous posts for schools of the century (so far) and girls basketball, here’s the list for baseball. The top four probably would be the ones most people might guess with the leader being Chatsworth. The Chancellors...

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Good/Bad News In COVID-19 Surge

On the same day that health care workers began to get the first shots of a new, game-changing vaccine, the California Department of Public Health announced long-awaited guidelines for youth sports (including all high schools). There’s good news and bad news in there for those involved in football, boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball. […]

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Combined State Coaching Records

Here’s a salute to the greatest high school coaches in California history. We’re doing it by compiling updated state records in numerous combined coaching categories, such as most CIF state team titles, most CIF section team titles, most all-time varsity coaching wins and most varsity head coaching seasons. All-time leaders in those categories are Don […]

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More Multiple Pros From Same Teams

After the Chino Hills boys basketball team from 2016 made history last week with a second and third player going among the top six in the NBA Draft, we decided to look up examples from the NFL and MLB for high school teams with the most pro players on the same teams. We believe the...

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All About Unique School Nicknames

As El Camino Real of Woodland Hills has decided within the last week to abandon its “Conquistadores” nickname and is considering alternatives, the nicknames we’ve always liked best in all of our years of covering the state are the ones that are unique and not used by any other schools. We have plenty of Eagles,...

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Signing Day Superlatives

Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) girls basketball program turns heads with six signing national letters of intent on Wednesday, which could be a record in California for one class, one day and one team in that sport. The JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) baseball program also was amazing with eight D1 signees (plus another going to Yale), […]

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Super Schools with Worldly Alums

With the Los Angeles Lakers having just won the NBA Finals championship and the Los Angeles Dodgers going for a World Series title, the thought popped up to see if there were any California high schools that may have had alums in not just the World Series but also the Super Bowl and NBA Finals. […]

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World Series: 2 Rays, 6 Dodgers & More

A late change to the Tampa Bay Rays’ roster gives them a second player from a California high school, which historically is a low total but not so much in recent years. There are a lot more from the Los Angeles Dodgers. We also have many more World Series facts & figures relating to California […]

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