Blues Family Mourns Loss of Three Former Players, Coaches
May 13, 2013 - San Luis Obispo, CA
Former Blues player and coach James Zanoli (pictured, center) passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013. Zanoli was raised in San Luis Obispo and attended Mission Prep High School.
Zanoli began playing for the Blues in 1947, and played and worked for the team for many years before retiring in 1971 after 11 years as our manager.
Zanoli attended Cal Poly from 1951 to 1955 and earner his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. He also lettered in Football and Baseball.
Charles “Doc” Seger, a Blues Hall of Famer, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Seger was a pitcher, outfielder and outstanding hitter for the Blues, playing from 1949 to 1956.
Seger managed the Blues during the 1954 season with a 26-6 record.
Harold “Hal” Martin was born in Avila Beach in April 1922, and passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 91 years old, surrounded by his family at home in Avila.
Martin was a star baseball player at San Luis Obispo High School and signed a Major League Baseball contract upon graduation. After playing baseball with the St. Louis Browns, San Francisco Seals and San Jose Giants, he was a member of the original San Luis Obispo Blues.
Hal was an infielder, catcher, and also coached the Blues from 1947 to 1961.
Zanoli, Seger and Martin will be missed by the Blues community and our best wishes go to their families.