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Fenway
10-27-2007, 12:53 PM
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/3/35/LA_Coliseum_baseball.JPG

The Dodgers could hit Moon Shots for a day next spring.

As they celebrate their 50th season in Los Angeles, the Dodgers are exploring the possibility of staging one game at the Coliseum next year. The Dodgers shared the stadium with USC, UCLA and the Rams for four years, after they moved from Brooklyn in 1958 and before Dodger Stadium opened in 1962.



"We're in the process of seeing if we can pull this off," Dodgers spokeswoman Camille Johnston said Thursday.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers26oct26,1,523466.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-mlb-dodger&ctrack=1&cset=true (http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers26oct26,1,523466.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-mlb-dodger&ctrack=1&cset=true)

DoItForDanPasqua
10-27-2007, 01:12 PM
I would love to see them play an exhibition game in Brooklyn. They could play at the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones' ballpark.

WhiteSox5187
10-27-2007, 03:27 PM
I would love to see them play an exhibition game in Brooklyn. They could play at the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones' ballpark.
no one would show up to that...the people of Brooklyn are still very very VERY bitter about the Dodgers leaving.

PKalltheway
10-27-2007, 03:43 PM
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/3/35/LA_Coliseum_baseball.JPG

The Dodgers could hit Moon Shots for a day next spring.

As they celebrate their 50th season in Los Angeles, the Dodgers are exploring the possibility of staging one game at the Coliseum next year. The Dodgers shared the stadium with USC, UCLA and the Rams for four years, after they moved from Brooklyn in 1958 and before Dodger Stadium opened in 1962.



"We're in the process of seeing if we can pull this off," Dodgers spokeswoman Camille Johnston said Thursday.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers26oct26,1,523466.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-mlb-dodger&ctrack=1&cset=true (http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers26oct26,1,523466.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-mlb-dodger&ctrack=1&cset=true)
Neat idea, I hope it goes through.

HomeFish
10-27-2007, 04:07 PM
I'd strongly consider flying to LA to see that. So many amazing things could happen in that outfield.

Stoky44
10-27-2007, 04:57 PM
I'd strongly consider flying to LA to see that. So many amazing things could happen in that outfield.

Just go to Boston, they do for 81 games, lol. Seriously, would left field be smaller at the coliseum then in Fenway?

HomeFish
10-27-2007, 05:21 PM
Just go to Boston, they do for 81 games, lol. Seriously, would left field be smaller at the coliseum then in Fenway?

I'd be more excited about the massive right field. Or would they shorten it?

DoItForDanPasqua
10-27-2007, 05:39 PM
Dimensions: Left field: 250 (1958), 251.6 (1959); left center: 320 at end of screen rectangle; left center where the fence met the wall: 425 (1958), 417 (1959); center field: 425 (1958), 420 (1959); right center: 440 (1958), 375 (1959), 394 (1960), 380 (1961); right center where the fence met the wall: 390 (1958), 333 (1959), 340 (1960); right field: 301 (1958), 300 (1959); backstop: 60 (1958), 66 (1959); foul territory: very large on third baseline and very small on first baseline.

Only 250 to left, but 440 to right center? I would love to see a game there.

oeo
10-27-2007, 05:57 PM
I wonder if they would keep the dimensions the same. It looks like they could fit a normal field in there, just putting some temporary walls up.

And absolutely no foul ground on the first base side, but an outfield on the third base? That's ridiculous.

LITTLE NELL
10-27-2007, 06:14 PM
I remember the 3 games the Sox played out there in 59, Sox lost the first 2 and won the last one 1-0. Jungle Jim Rivera made a great game saving catch. After that win the Sox thought they would come back to the real ballpark and win the series. Dodgers had other plans.
Do any oldtimers remember that the Cubs in the early 60s were thinking about playing some night games at Soldier field because attendance was so bad at Wrigley. Home plate would have been at the south end with short foul lines in RF and LF and CF could have been 500 ft or so. It would have been laid out much like the old Polo Grounds in NYC.

WhiteSox5187
10-27-2007, 06:14 PM
Man 250 down the left field line??? Talk about a right handed hitter's dream!!!

robertks61
10-27-2007, 07:49 PM
It would be an expensive temporary fix for 1 game. They did lower the field and moved more seats closer for the Raiders which would make the LF line closer.

It would be cool if the White Sox could play a 3 game weekend series there this year.

After its addition in the 1930s, the Los Angeles Coliseum changed very little until the 1990s. In February 1993, $15 million in renovations were completed at the coliseum. Actual seats were installed replacing the bleachers, and fourteen rows of seats were added, bring the capacity to 92,000 after the field was lowered 14 feet. A massive earthquake in 1994, required over $93 million in repairs. The Raiders decided to move back to the Oakland Coliseum after the 1994 season, playing their last game at the Los Angeles Coliseum on December 24, 1994.

mrfourni
10-28-2007, 06:35 PM
I still can't see the dodgers giving up the luxury box, parking, concession and other revenue that leaving dodger stadium would create.

TheCommander
10-28-2007, 06:43 PM
It would be an expensive temporary fix for 1 game. They did lower the field and moved more seats closer for the Raiders which would make the LF line closer.

It would be cool if the White Sox could play a 3 game weekend series there this year.


After its addition in the 1930s, the Los Angeles Coliseum changed very little until the 1990s. In February 1993, $15 million in renovations were completed at the coliseum. Actual seats were installed replacing the bleachers, and fourteen rows of seats were added, bring the capacity to 92,000 after the field was lowered 14 feet. A massive earthquake in 1994, required over $93 million in repairs. The Raiders decided to move back to the Oakland Coliseum after the 1994 season, playing their last game at the Los Angeles Coliseum on December 24, 1994.


Just to clarify where your quote came from:
http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/past/LAColiseum.htm

robertks61
10-28-2007, 07:18 PM
Just to clarify where your quote came from


Good pic's also.....

michned
10-28-2007, 08:08 PM
Where were the dugouts, or at least the third base dugout?

SOX LA Mikey
10-28-2007, 09:09 PM
Since the White Sox will be playing in LA next year
I'd LOVE it if they were the opponent for this game
to commerate the '59 WS

AZChiSoxFan
10-29-2007, 03:41 PM
Dimensions: Left field: 250 (1958), 251.6 (1959); left center: 320 at end of screen rectangle; left center where the fence met the wall: 425 (1958), 417 (1959); center field: 425 (1958), 420 (1959); right center: 440 (1958), 375 (1959), 394 (1960), 380 (1961); right center where the fence met the wall: 390 (1958), 333 (1959), 340 (1960); right field: 301 (1958), 300 (1959); backstop: 60 (1958), 66 (1959); foul territory: very large on third baseline and very small on first baseline.

Only 250 to left, but 440 to right center? I would love to see a game there.


I think it's funny that from 1958 to 1959, the distance down the LF line changed by 1.6 feet. Hope they didn't spend too much time making that change.

Railsplitter
10-30-2007, 07:11 AM
In 1960, the Chargers played in the L.A. Coliseum as well

LITTLE NELL
10-30-2007, 03:52 PM
In 1960, the Chargers played in the L.A. Coliseum as well
very good, most people didnt know that the Chargers played 1 year in LA before moving to San diego.

Fenway
10-30-2007, 03:53 PM
very good, most people didnt know that the Chargers played 1 year in LA before moving to San diego.
or that Oakland played at Candlestick Park ( the 49ers played at Kezar)

DSpivack
10-30-2007, 06:47 PM
or that Oakland played at Candlestick Park ( the 49ers played at Kezar)

Didn't know Oakland played on the Point; were they still called Oakland at the time?

My parents lived in SF for a year (1970ish). My dad said he loved going to Kezar; beautiful setting in Golden Gate Park.

Fenway
10-30-2007, 06:58 PM
Didn't know Oakland played on the Point; were they still called Oakland at the time?

My parents lived in SF for a year (1970ish). My dad said he loved going to Kezar; beautiful setting in Golden Gate Park.

They played at the Stick in 1960 but were called Oakland. Then they played for 3 years at a high school field until the current park opened in 64. Kezar is still being used today.

LITTLE NELL
10-31-2007, 06:17 AM
or that Oakland played at Candlestick Park ( the 49ers played at Kezar)
Fenway; do you remember the Boston Patriots playing in Fenway Park and the New York Titans(now Jets) playing in the old Polo Grounds?

Railsplitter
10-31-2007, 07:23 AM
They played at the Stick in 1960 but were called Oakland. Then they played for 3 years at a high school field until the current park opened in 64. Kezar is still being used today. NFL Folms did something like about Kezar. Basically, a running track and city park are around the old playing field.

Fenway
10-31-2007, 09:27 AM
Fenway; do you remember the Boston Patriots playing in Fenway Park and the New York Titans(now Jets) playing in the old Polo Grounds?

My family had season tickets at Fenway in the 60's. 7 home games = $35.

Fenway was a very tight fit for football. One endzone as the third base side, the other the bullpens ( which were filled with hay to catch players running out ) Temporary stands with place in front of the Monster.
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When the Red Sox won the pennant in 1967, Tom Yawkey told the Patriots they could no longer schedule home games until mid-October. Patriots owner Billy Sullivan than asked Yawkey to install astroturf and legend has it Yawkey kicked Sullivan down the stairs. Pats moved to BC in 1969 and then Harvard in 1970 before settling in Foxboro.