SF Sea Lions
2016 Sea Lions
Back row (l-r): Marc "Dust Devil" Hawthorne, Kevin "Walrus" Snyder, Tyler "Clown Shoes" Waneka, Tim "Boston," Naji "Skip" Ali (captain), Jeff "Wizard" Goodwin, Dana "Shakes" Burkart, Brian "Boomer" Trybom. Front row (l-r): Edward "Groundhog" Palmer, Ryan "Teapot" Crowe, Ted "Elvis" Harvey, Ian "Einstein" Van Wert. Not pictured: Joseph "Tree" Khawaja, Mike "Goodwill" Susor.
The Sea Lions name is a tribute to the San Francisco Sea Lions that played in The West Coast Negro League Baseball Association in 1946. Unfortunately, the league folded after one year. However, The Sea Lions barnstormed all over the country challenging other independent baseball clubs Black as well as White. One of their most famous players was a woman named Toni Stone. The first woman ever to play with men in organized Black baseball.