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Sports activity was a big part of social life for the residents of North Richmond. Some of the most competitive sports leagues in the entire Bay Area were held right in the community.  Semi-pro baseball and Twilite league basketball attracted diverse groups of players and fans from all over to the segregated community.

Many of the young student-athletes from North Richmond regularly participated in sports at Richmond Union High School (football, basketball and baseball), and later moved on to compete in college and professionally.
North Richmond Baseball

Semi-pro baseball action at North Richmond baseball park (circa 1955)

Ivy Reid-Lews (Charlie Reid's daughter) watching the baseball action (circa 1955)

Player sprinting across home plate at North Richmond ball park (circa 1955)

Unidentified manager chatting with fan after game at baseball park (circa 1955)

Twilite Basketball League

Twilite Basketball League fans enjoying action at Shields Park (circa 1958)

Players leaping high for jump ball at Twilite League (circa 1958)

Diverse competition at the Twilite League in North Richmond (circa 1958)

Four players all battling for rebound rebound at Twilite League (circa 1958)

Players assembled at Twilite League championship award ceremony (circa 1958)

Twilite League player trophy presentation at Shields Park (circa 1958)

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