A young Vince Dimaggio Played for the Blues in 1933. Cut by the Seals, Vince played with the Blues until he was back in the PCL for Hollywood.
Hall of Famer Harry Hooper played for the Santa Cruz Padres in 1932.
Blues vs. Seals
The Blues faced all comers in 1927. To finish the season Walter "the Great" Mails brought the barnstorming SF Seals to San Mateo. The Seals found the Blues a formative opponent. Only getting three hits but winning the game 3 to 2.
SF Mid-Winter League
Prior to the start of the 1924 season, Gene Camozzi teamed with future HOFer Chick Hafey on the Granat Brother's team, champions of the SF Mid-Winter League.
WW1 loomed and only a few leagues ventured to start the season. In 1918, Gene Camozzi was a rookie in Pacific Coast International League before he joined the Blues in 1922.
Casey plays for Vernon
In 1917 San Mateo boy, Tom Casey, debuts in the PCL with the Vernon Tigers.
A Major League Debut
San Mateo's own Justin Fitzgerald debuts in the major leagues, playing for the New York Highlanders. Straight from the campus at the University of Santa Clara.
There was a big swede that grew up in the North Beach of San Francisco. Gene was mascot of the 1910 Hancock Elementary School champions. Swede was the star.
Ping Played for San Mateo
The back of Bodie's 1915 Cracker Jack baseball card say he played with San Mateo in 1905.
By the 1920s, semipro baseball had become popular throughout the country. The 20's and 30's were the golden age of semipro baseball. Almost every year, the San Mateo Blues were one of the best teams in Northern California.