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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. In the winter of 1957, Dodgers' veteran catcher Roy Campanella was readying to move to L.A. He had leased a home in Redondo Beach and promised Walter O'Malley that he would play several more seasons. However, Campanella was permanently paralyzed in a car accident in January of 1958 while driving from Harlem to his home on Long Island. On May 7, 1959, the largest crowd in Major League Baseball history--some 93,103--filled the Coliseum to honor Campanella, in a exhibition game against the New York Yankees. Campanella is flanked by managers Walter Alston (left) and Casey Stengel, with supervisor Kenneth Hahn (behind Stengel) and shortstop Pee Wee Reese (rear right) in the background. Photograph dated: May 8, 1959.
1 photographic print :b&w ;31 x 24 cm. Photographic prints
Campanella, Roy,--1921-1993 Alston, Walter,--1911-1984 Stengel, Casey Hahn, Kenneth Reese, Pee Wee,--1918-1999 Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team) Baseball--California--Los Angeles Baseball players--United States Baseball managers--United States People with disabilities--California--Los Angeles County council members--California--Los Angeles County Herald-Examiner Collection photographs