Los Angeles's Historic Ballparks (Images Of America)

Los Angeles's Historic Ballparks (Images Of America)

Los Angeles's Historic Ballparks (Images of America)

Baseball’s long and storied history in Los Angeles has been played at venues including the turn-of-the-century Chutes Park, which was part of an amusement park, as well as Gilmore Field, where the Hollywood Stars played, and Wrigley Field, where many movies and television shows were filmed. The 1923-vintage Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum became the Dodgers’ first home in California in 1958, when they moved from Brooklyn. Greater Los Angeles also featured professional baseball at Olive Memorial Stadium in Burbank, Brookside Park in Pasadena, on Catalina Island, plus at numerous diamonds throughout Orange and Riverside Counties, where legends including Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Connie Mack appeared. Most fans know Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium, but many other historic ballparks existed in Southern California. Their images are collected together here for the first time.

Review
Title: Los Angeles's Historic Ballparks

Author: Staff Writer

Publisher: NBC Los Angeles

Date: 5/7/2010



BATTER UP! You like Los Angeles. You like baseball. Unhand your hot dog and brew and pick up a new copy of "Los Angeles's Historic Ballparks" from Arcadia Publishing. You know Arcadia as the house that puts out all of those look-back books, volumes packed with...

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