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Roy Campanella gets great ovation
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Courtney, Tom
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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
Herald Examiner Collection
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

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