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New owners for L.A.'s Wrigley Field
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989.
In 1957, Walter O'Malley traded his farm team, the Fort Worth Cats, and cash in exchange for the Los Angeles Angels and Wrigley Field, a deal that gave O'Malley territorial rights to L.A. Many fans assumed that he would move the Dodgers to Wrigley Field--home of the Angels--and architects drew up plans to boost seating capacity at the aged stadium. Instead, O'Malley decided to begin play in the renovated Coliseum. Dated February 21, 1957.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1150
O'Malley, Walter,--1903-1979
Wrigley Field (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Angels (Baseball team)
Baseball--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Baseball fields--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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