Photos: Old Timey Baseball In L.A., Before The Dodgers Came To Town
Long before the Dodgers moved to L.A. from Brooklyn in 1958, baseball was a presence felt across demographics in Los Angeles. Tomorrow is opening day at Dodger Stadium, so to get pumped up, let's take a look back at baseball in the city before the Boys in Blue arrived, from Babe Ruth autographing oranges in lieu of baseballs, to badass all-female teams, and to South L.A.'s own Spanish-style Wrigley Field (yep!).
While 1930s Wrigley didn't serve Kobe beef burgers or hot dogs topped with Hot Cheetos at the concession stands like Dodger Stadium does today, judging from the photos, you don't need Wagyu to have a good time. However, one thing we can all agree on is that the game in L.A. today has been made better by the presence of Vin Scully, who is getting the street leading into the stadium named after him today.
P.S. Giants suck.