The Worst Stadium

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The Dodgers have called a total of 3 different stadiums home, but none was worse than the Los Angeles Coliseum. When the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, their stadium had not been built yet, so they were forced to move into the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Coliseum was built for track and field in the 1932 Olympics, so major modifications needed to be made before it could be used for baseball. Dugouts had to be constructed, light structures had to be built, screens had to be installed, and a press box had to be added. They also added a fence in right field so that the fans would not be so far away from the field.

The first major league baseball game played at the Coliseum was played on April 18, 1958, between the Dodgers and Giants. Carl Erskine was the starting pitched for the Dodgers, and Al Worthington was the Giants’ starter. The box scores from the game are as follows:

R H E
Giants 5 12 2
Dodgers 6 8 2

GIANTS BATTING

DODGERS BATTING

GIANTS PITCHING

DODGERS PITCHER

Vin Scully moved with the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, where he was really loved. Because of the shape of the coliseum, many of the fans could not see the game very well, so they brought radios with them. Few people listened to the games outside of the coliseum, but you could hear the radios inside. Vin would tell jokes and the fans would laugh, and he would give play-by-play of the game. The Dodgers played at the coliseum for 4 years, until Dodger Stadium opened. The players and the fans love Dodger Stadium much more than the coliseum, because it was designed for baseball. Currently, the Los Angeles Rams play at the coliseum, and it works much better for football.

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