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Table Of Contents

The Baseball Years
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
PART TWO
The Early Years
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
B’NAI B’RITH HEROES AND OTHERS
PART THREE
The Halls of Learning
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One
Chapter Twenty-Two
PART FOUR
The Career Years
Chapter Twenty-Three
Chapter Twenty-Four
SOMEBODY’S ALWAYS UNHAPPY
Chapter Twenty-Five
Chapter Twenty-Six
Chapter Twenty-Seven
PART FIVE
The Years at City Hall
Chapter Twenty-Eight
Chapter Twenty-Nine
SOLVING ISSUES AT CITY HALL
Chapter Thirty
Chapter Thirty-One
PART SIX
The World of Education
Chapter Thirty-Two
FROM CITY MANAGER TO PROFESSOR
Chapter Thirty-Three
Chapter Thirty-Four
Chapter Thirty-Five
Chapter Thirty-Six
Chapter Thirty-Eight
PART SEVEN
A Legacy
Chapter Thirty-Nine
Chapter Forty
Postscript
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A Baseball Career That Ended in . . . A Split Second

A Baseball Career That Ended in . . . A Split Second

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Jim Aldredge, a phenomenal baseball player, signed a professional contract at age 17. In his second season, he was hit in the left eye by a thrown ball. He eventually lost sight in the eye, but attempted two comebacks and was playing very well – better than most players with two good eyes. But the politics of baseball and racism made him realize it was time to turn to Fresno and get an education. He was graduated from Fresno City College and Fresno State while working full time for the City of Fresno. He earned a Ph.D. and also studied at Oxford. At nights, he taught at Fresno City College, the University of San Francisco and Fresno State – all the while he was working as an assistant city manager. He was made interim city manager a few times when administrators would change, but an outsider always got the job. At last, the city realized he was the right man all along and promoted him to city manager. He taught at Fresno State until he retired and was named professor emeritus. He then created a foundation to help aspiring students and athletes, and to deliver social services to the poor and needy.
Jim Aldredge, a phenomenal baseball player, signed a professional contract at age 17. In his second season, he was hit in the left eye by a thrown ball. He eventually lost sight in the eye, but attempted two comebacks and was playing very well – better than most players with two good eyes. But the politics of baseball and racism made him realize it was time to turn to Fresno and get an education. He was graduated from Fresno City College and Fresno State while working full time for the City of Fresno. He earned a Ph.D. and also studied at Oxford. At nights, he taught at Fresno City College, the University of San Francisco and Fresno State – all the while he was working as an assistant city manager. He was made interim city manager a few times when administrators would change, but an outsider always got the job. At last, the city realized he was the right man all along and promoted him to city manager. He taught at Fresno State until he retired and was named professor emeritus. He then created a foundation to help aspiring students and athletes, and to deliver social services to the poor and needy.

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