Talk:San Jose Earthquakes (1974–1988)

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San Francisco Bay Blackhawks[edit]

The WSL/WSA standings page indicates that the San Jose Earthquakes became the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks after 1988 ("San Jose moved to San Francisco Bay."). It's not completely compelling, because it's a private person's site, but it's all the evidence we have. Barring some other source showing more information, the connection to San Francisco Bay should probably be restored. | Mr. Darcy talk 14:47, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Though lack of time prevents me from searching for more sources at the moment, there seems to be a pretty comprehensive post here recounting the history of the Clash/Earthquakes team name and explaining how the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks was started from scratch for the 1989 WSA season, which doesn't appear to be any less valid than the previous private person's site. According to an earlier post located here (which apparently led to the corrected timeline in my first link), most of the printed evidence is found in archived San Jose Mercury News articles during 1988-1990, all of which needs a paid account to access. | Bananko 15:15, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
That second source looks pretty good - at least he's citing articles with some specifics. Thanks for digging that up. | Mr. Darcy talk 15:51, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Actually, both sources look pretty good. That first source seems to be an overall culmination of many bits of info such as that second source and other sources around. It's great that someone gathered all that info into one posting. As for digging that up, I'm happy to help. | Bananko 01:19, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 18:41, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Quakes Organization: '74 - '88[edit]

Were the San Jose Earthquakes of NASL, MISL, and WSA all one continuous organization? Did the same continuous entity really survive from 1974 to 1988 or were they different organizations that adopted the Earthquakes name as their own? If it's the later, the separate clubs of each league would deserve their own article. Anyone know? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blackbox77 (talkcontribs) 00:34, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

While it changed ownership a few times, it was all one continous organization from 1974 to 1990 (though the team played its last game in 1988). (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:13, 5 June 2009 (UTC).


I have found a Sports Illustrated article from 1974 stating the origin of the team name which directly contrasts the existing information (which was unsourcedand has been for five-and-a-half years), so decided to be bold and remove this today:

The name Earthquakes came from a newspaper contest in the San Jose Mercury News[citation needed]

I am more than happy to see it readded if a source can be supplied. Thank you. Malpass93! (what I've been up to/drop me a ___) 18:24, 12 October 2012 (UTC)