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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Los Angeles Baseball Minor Leagues

Steve Harvey has an interesting article in today's Los Angeles Times on some old minor-league baseball teams. In it, he describes several minor-league professional baseball teams and their stadiums. These were the days before major league baseball's Dodger and Anaheim Stadiums.

In the old days, the stadiums to go to in Los Angeles were Gilmore Field, the home of the Hollywood Stars; Wrigley Field, the home of the Los Angeles Angels; Maier Park, the home of the Tigers and others.

To read Harvey's full article, go here.

Speaking of Los Angeles' Wrigley Field, in 1940 there was a charity baseball game involving Hollywood's stars of the day. The highlight of the game was the appearance of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster.

Below, is a photo of Karloff up at bat.

And, here is another shot of Karloff at the game with make-up genius Jack Pierce standing by for any needed touch-up work.

I only personally remember Wrigley Field. I remember driving by it in the mid-1960s. It was located at 42nd Place and Avalon Blvd. The location is now the Gilbert Lindsay Recreational Center.

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