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Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pittsburg Pirates

 
 
Pirates Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, April 11, 2013
1. Pirates Marker
Inscription. Presented to the city of El Paso de Robles to preserve the memory of the winter home of the Pittsburgh Pirates 1924-1934
 
Erected by Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
Location. 35° 37.218′ N, 120° 41.44′ W. Marker is in Paso Robles, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street and 6th Street, on the right when traveling north on Spring Street. Touch for map. The marker lies flat in the lawn in front of the Wells Fargo Bank sign on the southeast corner of 6th and Spring. Marker is in this post office area: Paso Robles CA 93446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Famous Hotel El Paso de Robles 1891 - 1940 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paso Robles Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chumash and Salinan Nations Village Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brewster – Dutra House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Paso Robles’ First Jail (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Memory Of (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paso Robles.
 
Also see . . .
1. When the Pirates Came to Paso Robles
Location of Pirates Marker in front of Wells Fargo Sign image. Click for full size.
By James King, April 11, 2013
2. Location of Pirates Marker in front of Wells Fargo Sign
. "...Its Victorian motif is a replication of the original station built more than a century ago, a station that was perhaps 50 years old when a train arrived in March, 1924 carrying a baseball team. It wasn't just any team. Their uniforms bore the word "PIRATES" across the chest. They were the Pittsburgh Pirates, and they had come to prepare for the upcoming season..." (Submitted on June 17, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

2. Spring Training Online - Pittsburgh Pirates. (Submitted on June 17, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
3. Spring Training Online - Chicago White Sox. It turns out that the Pittsburgh Pirates were not the first ML ball club to train in Paso Robles. The White Sox trained here from 1913 through 1915. (Submitted on June 17, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on July 1, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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