Sports of Santa Cruz County (Images of America)

Geoffrey Dunn

Its inviting weather, attractive rugged mountains, and inviting shores have continually made Santa Cruz County a haven for athletic actions. a wide selection of carrying endeavors, a few past the norm, have referred to as Santa Cruz domestic over the many years. within the nineteenth century, Santa Cruz served as a springboard for contemporary browsing. It was once an early bastion for geared up baseball, too, starting within the 1860s, and it used to be domestic to a sequence groups as early because the 1870s. different colourful athletic actions happened right here (including fireplace hose groups, long-distance jogging, and bicycling), in addition to extra conventional American activities like basketball, soccer, boxing, and tennis. The sector boasts of a powerful culture of girls athletes in addition, specifically Marion Hollins, might be the best all-around girl athlete of the early twentieth century.

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