Monday, March 23, 2009

Gene Valla, RIP -- March 23, 2009

Gene Valla, a longtime Yankees farmhand and son of San Francisco Seal Eugene Valla, has passed away. He was an infielder. His father was an outfielder. Gene was a World War II vet who owned the Blue Gum Restaurant and Motel in Willows. He was a good friend of one of my grandfather's partners.

I took the photo of the Seals statue behind Pac Bell Park in March, 2002.

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