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Valley boy star opens game, gets his 'strike
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
Dean, Gordon
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
Photograph article dated October 7, 1963 partially reads, "As a crowd of 55,912 persons watched, a slim 12-year-old boy wearing a white T-shirt and dark trousers walked quickly and determinedly toward the pitching mound in the center of the Dodger Stadium infield. It was the first game of the 1963 World Series in Los Angeles and the boy, Tom Berry of Granada Hills, had been chosen to throw the first ball of the day. It was a perfect selection, as Tom had been one of the stars of the Granada Hills Little League team that captured the 1963 world's championship." Photograph caption reads, "Tom Berry of Granada Hills fires first pitch Saturday in Dodger Stadium - He was selected to throw first ball as representative of Granada Hills Little League World Champions."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_ d061_ f5_ i36
Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team)
Little League Baseball (Organization)
Little League baseball
Baseball uniforms
Baseball teams
Baseball players
Baseball fields
Pitching (Baseball)
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Chávez Ravine (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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