Amy Essington earned her doctorate in American History at Claremont Graduate University and lectured at California State University, Long Beach. Her dissertation was titled “Segregation, Race, and Baseball: The Integration of the Pacific Coast League, 1948-1952.” She has published on integration in the Pacific Coast League in the Journal of the West (Fall 2008) and on Effa Manley in Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture (2001). She worked as an intern at National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, in Cooperstown, New York, in the summer of 1999.
Portland Beavers (baseball team)
The Portland Beavers represented Portland in minor league baseball for over a hundred years. The city sponsored teams in several leagues prior to 1906, but since then five different ball clubs named the Beavers have played in Portland at six minor league classifications in two different parks. In 1906, the …