Save Thompson Field

I am a lifelong Alamedan born at Alameda Hospital in 1955. Have the receipt to prove it. I am recently retired and increasingly distressed at the direction my town has taken. 

To the point, I would like to see Thompson Field saved. For those who don’t know, it contains a memorial to Forrest Klein, a physical education teacher in the 1960s and ’70s. He, along with “Stretch” Pearson, Mr. Hennesey and Mr. Sanford set great examples for a lot of young boys on their paths to becoming men. 

Save the Forrest Klein Memorial! I wouldn’t squawk about putting a pool there, but keep the name and don’t build houses! 


Eric Jorgensen

Editor’s note: Forrest Klein’s name appears on the scoreboard at Thompson Field. As we recall, a plaque honoring Klein was put in storage a number of years ago. The site was named for George C. Thompson, who served as Alameda High School principal from 1904 to 1939.