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)