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A group of old-timers, led by a 58-year-old manager considered by many to be a has been, they were belittled and ridiculed by their big city rivals across the bay. Few but their staunchest supporters gave Casey Stengel's "Nine Old Men" any chance to win the championship which had eluded Oakland fans for 21 years. Yet, in that memorable 1948 season, this team without a single league leader in any category made baseball history.

You are about to take a journey back in time. See the pictures, hear the sounds, and read the stories of baseball's Pacific Coast League as it was in the 1940s and '50s. Meet the legendary Oakland Oaks.

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