By Cheri Rae
From the patriotic notes of The Star Spangled Banner to the final strains of Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World, each Dons baseball game played on Warrecker Diamond at Eddie Mathews Field is a link to the great legacy of the past and the shining promise of the future.
It’s the grassy infield, the raked and tamped pitcher’s mound, the carefully chalked lines, the view of the Riviera in the distance, the sight of neighbors hanging over the fences, friends and family filling the stands, cheering on the baseball team.
From the long green stirrups to the crisp, white uniforms, the Dons represent historic Santa Barbara—the City and the School—on their home field and far away.
Over the years these baseball players who have played for this fine school have been called the Donlets, the Horsehiders and the Diamonders; they’ve been known as powerhouses, workhorses, and most of all, a great team that plays a great game with a sense of tradition and character and pride.
In this place, on this field, dreams become reality, boys become men, and history is written for all time.
The programs are available for $5 at the Snack Bar during Dons home games.
Go Dons! (Click to enlarge photos)