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Meet the Oakland Field Greens

Everyone knows that the Ratto family has been growing vegetables in California for more than 100 years. But few people know of that pivotal year, 1919, when all of that almost changed. Antone Ratto began Ratto Bros. in 1905, but had always dreamed of creating the first Major League Baseball franchise in the Western United States. His purchase of 68 acres in Oakland in 1918 was the first step towards an unforgettable year that has become known as the Field of Greens.

Click on the playing cards above, starting with January to read the story. Then come back here and click then link to the right to find out how it all ends.