Roz Wyman: Without Her, the Dodgers Wouldn’t Be Here | KCET
Roz Wyman: Without Her, the Dodgers Wouldn’t Be Here
Rosalind Wiener Wyman became the youngest person ever elected to the L.A. City Council and the second woman to serve there in 1953. She grew up loving baseball and one of her major goals was to bring major league baseball to Los Angeles. When she heard Walter O’Malley, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, was looking to move his team, she began pursuing the team relentlessly. When O’Malley spotted Chavez Ravine as the perfect location for the future Dodgers Stadium, he finally decided to cede to Wyman’s wish and moved the entire team west in 1957.
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"Dodgers Stories: 6 Decades in L.A." celebrates the boys in blue and their fans. Combining archival photos and films with new interviews, this local special features a variety of Dodgers players and people who worked behind-the-scenes to bring the team to Los Angeles. Roz Wyman, James Hahn, Tommy Lasorda, Justin Turner, Steve Garvey, Bill Russell, Ron Cey, Steve Yeager, Manny Mota, Billy Bean, Kenny Landreaux and Dave Roberts are all featured.
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