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Steve Bilko and Dick Stuart
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Ballew, Howard
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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.; Used in the Exhibit: L.A. Baseball: From the Pacific Coast League to the Major Leagues
Steve Bilko (left), the Angels' greatest power hitter. From 1955-1957, the burly Bilko led the PCL in home runs; he won the Triple Crown in 1956, leading the Angels to the pennant. So popular was Bilko that comedian Phil Silvers named his most famous character, Sergeant Bilko, after the first baseman. "I don't think Bilko talked too much," Herald-Examiner columnist Allan Malamud once said, "but he hit the ball a mile." Dick Stuart (right) the Hollywood Stars' slugging first baseman, was nicknamed "Dr. Strangeglove" for his defensive deficiencies. Photograph dated: April 19, 1957.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3313; HE-002-695 4x5
Bilko, Steve
Stuart, Dick
Los Angeles Angels (Baseball team)
Hollywood Stars (Baseball team)
Baseball--California--Los Angeles
Baseball players--United States
Baseball teams--United States
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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