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Before the Dodgers
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Lost LA

Before The Dodgers

Newly elected councilwoman Rosalind Weiner (now Rosalind Weiner Wyland) with her family. | LA Herald Examiner Photo Collection, Los Angeles Public Library
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Dodgers Stories: 6 Decades in LA

Roz Wyman: Without Her, the Dodgers Wouldn’t Be Here

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Lost LA

When the Los Angeles Angels Played Ball Inside an Amusement Park

Discover the Angels' humble beginnings as a then-minor-league club playing out of Chutes Park, an all-dirt stadium part of a larger family entertainment center that included attractions like bowling alleys and an 85-foot-tall water ride.
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Lost LA

Baseball, A Silver Lining in the Internment Camps

During World War II, the internment camps became involuntary homes for thousands.
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Dodgers Stories: 6 Decades in LA

Fernandomania: Los Angeles Falls In Love with Fernando Valenzuela

In the 1980s, 19-year-old Fernando Valenzuela was discovered playing in the Mexican leagues and was recruited to Los Angeles.
Hollywood stars playing during celebrity day. | LA Herald Examiner Photo Collection, Los Angeles Public Library
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Dodgers Stories: 6 Decades in LA

Hollywood Celebrities Star as Dodgers Players

The Hollywood Stars minor league, which played in Los Angeles from 1926-1957, started a tradition to host an annual game featuring celebrity players, coaches and cheerleaders.
Former Los Angeles mayor James Hahn as a 7-year-old honorary Dodgers bat boy. | Still from "Dodgers Stories: 6 Decades in L.A."
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Dodgers Stories: 6 Decades in LA

Former Mayor James Hahn: Dodgers Bat Boy for a Day

Former Los Angeles mayor James Hahn was designated the honorary Dodgers bat boy for Opening Day 1958 at seven years old.
Rosalind Wyman checks home base and the general view at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in preparation to receive the Dodgers for Opening Day. | Los Angeles Examiner/USC Libraries/Corbis via Getty Images
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Dodgers Stories: 6 Decades in LA

The Strong Women Who Shaped Roz Wyman, an L.A. Legend

Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein and Helen Gahagan Douglas, are only some of the strong female forces who have formed the circle of influence surrounding Rosalind Wyman, the woman responsible for bringing the Dodgers to L.A. in the 1950s.
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Lost LA

Greenberg to Koufax to Valenzuela: Ethnicity, Identity, and Baseball in "Chasing Dreams"

The exhibition is on display at the Skirball Cultural Center through Oct. 30, 2016.
Before the Dodgers
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Lost LA

Before The Dodgers

In this episode, "Lost LA" explores the various ways Southern California's inhabitants have used the hills around Dodger Stadium.
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The View from Dodger Stadium in 1877

Before Dodger Stadium, there was Mount Lookout -- one of the best vantage points for sweeping views of Los Angeles.
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Pioneering the Pacific Rim: Baseball, California, and the Creation of Transpacific Trade

In the years following WWII, California's athletes served as the transnational bridge between Asia and the United States.
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