In 1953, several years before the Dodgers ultimately moved there, Los Angeles considered squeezing a baseball diamond into the Coliseum.
Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

In 1953, several years before the Dodgers ultimately moved there, Los Angeles considered squeezing a baseball diamond into the Coliseum.

Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A map of Dodger Stadium soon after it was first proposed for Chavez Ravine in 1957. Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A map of Dodger Stadium soon after it was first proposed for Chavez Ravine in 1957. Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Spring training, major league baseball’s preseason ritual, is underway. In this 1961 photo from our Los Angeles Examiner Collection, manager Bill Rigney watches as his Los Angeles Angels warm up in Palm Springs, their spring training home from 1961 until 1992.
Many other major league teams pitched their spring training camps in Southern California, as L.A. as Subject explains at KCET.org.

Spring training, major league baseball’s preseason ritual, is underway. In this 1961 photo from our Los Angeles Examiner Collection, manager Bill Rigney watches as his Los Angeles Angels warm up in Palm Springs, their spring training home from 1961 until 1992.

Many other major league teams pitched their spring training camps in Southern California, as L.A. as Subject explains at KCET.org.

November 8, 1961: Four men play a pickup baseball game on the Dodger Stadium construction site. Dodger Stadium celebrated its official opening day several months later, on April 10, 1962.

November 8, 1961: Four men play a pickup baseball game on the Dodger Stadium construction site. Dodger Stadium celebrated its official opening day several months later, on April 10, 1962.

Baseball’s World Series comes to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on this day in 1959 as the Los Angeles Dodgers host Game 3 against the Chicago White Sox.

It was the first World Series ever played on the West Coast, and the only to be played in the Coliseum. (The Dodgers moved to Dodger Stadium in 1962.) The Dodgers would go on to win the series in six games.