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Sports History
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1978: Manteca Babe Ruth 13s head to state tourney
Fifty years ago, on July 17, 1968, the Manteca Babe Ruth all-star nine, coached by Jim Brown, invaded Orestimba Field in Newman and smothered Tuolumne County 12-2. Monte Buck went the distance on the hill and aided his own cause by belting a hit in each of his four trips to the plate. Roy Thran had three-for-three and Steve Kalin added a double and a single to the Manteca barrage of safeties.