Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Lincoln Blakely ’31
Lincoln Blakely played baseball at Oakland Tech with future major leaguers Les Powers, Rod Dedeaux, and Tom Hafey. He played for the San Francisco Missions of the Pacific Coast League in 1932 and 1933 before breaking into the big leagues in 1934. As a 22-year-old outfielder with the Cincinnati Reds, he played one season, compiling a batting average of .225. He died in Oakland at age 64 in 1976.