The Athletic History of Mission Bay High School During the 1950's

  Written by:
Bill Swank and Bill Rice

INCLUDED: In our Mission Bay 50's Sports History book, "Gold Leather Helmets Black Hightop Shoes” you will find It filled with lots of pictures, records, stats and a section of the latest teams and athletes up to 2003. You will discover facts on people and pictures you've never seen. Also, if you were a guy or gal on the Rifle team, or played on any freshman, sophomore, junior or senior team, or if you were a gal who had GAA (Girls Athletic Assn.) by her name, you’re in it!!! If you would like a copy contact Dave Rice . If you are a true “Buc” you’ll not be sorry you have this book in your library.

Also available at DG Wills Books 7461 Girard in La Jolla 858-456-1800. 

  Bring your copy to our Monthly Breakfast Social and get autographs from old jocks.

A pre-publication review of the book:
 “Bill Swank is San Diego’s eminent baseball historian, but he’s a couple tacos short of a combination plate. Mission Bay is a powerhouse today, but that wasn’t the case when the school opened fifty years ago…and then it got worse. Why would somebody write about this? With painstaking research and a sense of humor, Swank and Bill Rice have created a time capsule of the 1950’s. How did they ever find so much information about women’s athletics from that era? You don’t have to be a Buc to enjoy this book.”     

     Don King, Historian

San Diego Hall of Champions       

San Diego High School, Class of 1954 
========================

Found to late for printing....

Click on -->1st MBHS FOOTBALLTEAM  1953

READERS SAY......

  I LOVE the book and read every page (several sittings).  Sandy McFaul  “58”

===========

It has been fun to "return to those days" to remember the moments. Andy Anderson “55”

=====================

I think you named every team member and most of all those team members who helped in any way with any sport.  The complete team.  Great Job!

Great Job! Martin Vance “59”

I want one of the books with all the jockstraps and jockettebras in it! I've been gone most of the summer so missed everything,  Nancy McElvain Servatius  (she bought 2, 1 for her sis)

  I did buy a book, and I think you two did a WONDERFUL job with it.  Thank you for your efforts. Pat Skelton.....(58)

YOU DID A GREAT JOB ON THE BOOK AND I'LL GET GREAT PLEASURE IN GIVING IT AS GIFTS THIS CHRISTMAS.  Betty Waddell Cerney (58)  

To those of you who have not been fortunate enough to get this book, become fortunate by getting it. You will surely find names of people you knew. It is easy and fun reading, and worth your time. Guyton North. (57)  

I am thoroughly enjoying your book.  It has refreshed a lot of forgotten memories and has provided new and interesting information on  our 50's classmates who all seem to be of varying degrees of acquaintance. It was a precious era. Thanks for a nice job of researching and writing.

 Larry Gordon  (57)

The book arrived yesterday. I've read much of it already. Well done! And it sure brings back memories.  Ron Roach (59)  

THE BOOK IS A GREAT CONVERSATION PIECE. MY KIDS CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S REALLY ME ON THE COVER.    RALPH HENSLEY  (59)

My sister, LuAnn, just sent me a copy of your "Gold Helmets...". You & Bill did a magnificent job. Both of you deserve 'A's' in research & composition with many accolades for time & effort. Alberta Easterly Hamilton (58)

I received my book and love it, can only read alittle each night. Chuck Morgan (57)

 

Billy, The book arrived yesterday and Anita and I have had fun with it. Looks you and Billy #2 did a lot of work gathering all the info to put it together. I did notice on pg 37 you had Ted Mills' pict and called him Bob Brooks and Books' pict and called him Jarvis, I hope Phil let you know. You and Billy #2 probably had one to many rum & cokes but that's okay you guys did a great job.  Tim & Anita Carroll (57)  

=======================

2/18… Hi Bill, I receieved Gold Leather Helmets Black Hightop Shoes, great book. You guy's did a supper job. And your right, every 50's alumni should have one on their book shelves. Barbara Harris 56

=================================

3/2/04

  "I just finished reading Gold Leather Helmets/Black Hightop Shoes and commend you for putting together a very readable, nostalgic book for PB and Mission Bay people. Everyone named in it should want a copy when they hear about its availability. It is GOOD! It is astounding to see how much information you have dug up in your research. The way you presented stories from some of the principal Mission Bay students of that period made delightful reading."

 Jean Lisle

Mother of Judy Lisle (MBHS 1961)

Girl Scout Leader of RaNae Bair (MBHS 1961)

=================

I really liked it Mannn....James Dean  1958   

 

  (click on underlined to see below pictures)

BOOK SIGNING AT D.G. WILLS

RADIO INTERVIEW WITH

 "HAPPY HARE" & JERRY GROSS"

"THE UNKNOWN CHEERLEADER"

 BACK