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Washington Park, field view
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Putnam, F.B
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Washington Park was home of the Los Angeles Angels from 1912 until they moved to Wrigley Field in 1925; the park was located in downtown Los Angeles on Washington, 8th St., and Hill Street. Although Washington Park could hold up to 15,000 "kranks" - as fans at the turn of the century were called, it had very limited parking facilities. Wrigley decided to build a new ballpark, which was named Wrigley Field, and the team moved to its new home during the 1925 season. Wrigley Field housed the Angels from 1925 until 1957. Prior to the team playing at Washington Park, they played at a field on the north end of Chutes Park, located between Grand Ave. (west), Main St. (east), Washington Blvd. (north), and 21st St. (south), just a short distance away. In the seventeen years that the L.A. Angels played at Washington Park, they won five pennants. Washington Park was demolished in the Mid-1950s. The Los Angeles Angels were a minor league baseball team based in Los Angeles that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 until 1957. The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league operating in the West, Midwest, and Southeast of the United States. It is one of three leagues playing in the Triple-A level, which is one step below Major League Baseball.
View of Washington Park, home of the Los Angeles Angels. The bleachers show eager spectators cheering on their favorite teams. It is unknown which team is the batting team, and which is the fielding team, but may be either the Los Angeles Angels or the other home team, the Hollywood Stars. The pitcher is in motion, and the man on first base is getting ready to run. The photograph was taken from right field bleachers, looking east.
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Sports-Baseball.; N-005-544 4x5
Los Angeles Angels (Baseball team)
Hollywood Stars (Baseball team)
Washington Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Baseball players--United States
Baseball fields--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Baseball--California--Los Angeles
Pacific Coast League

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