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My favorite memory was attending Camera Day in 1964, only my second Travelers game. These were the Boom-Boom Travelers, winners of the Pacific Coast League Eastern Division. A total of 24 guys who played for that team made the big-leagues. The best known were Alex Johnson, Adolpho Phillips, Pat Corrales, Lee Elia, Fergie Jenkins, John Boozer, Paul Brown and Dallas Green. The best player on the team was first baseman Costen Shockley. The third baseman was Wayne Graham, who went on to an illustrious career as the coach at Rice. The manager was Frank Lucchesi, who had a mediocre big-league managing career with the Phillies and Rangers. I have no memories of the game itself, but I still have the photos I took.

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