Gene “Skip” Rowland Field
Wilson High School
On the corner of Seventh Street and Park Avenue, the Wilson Bruins baseball team plays at Gene “Skip” Rowland Field. The late Skip Rowland was an icon and a legend in the entire Long Beach sports community.
“Everyone was scared to even say a word to him because he was such a legend,” Rowland’s long time friend, Dan Gooch said. “It took me years to get the courage to say something, but he was like a father figure to me.”