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.
Possible makeshift Olympics for young fans, 1932. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.
Exhibition ice hockey game in the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on its opening day, July 4, 1959. The game used one-third of the rink and was played simultaneously with a table tennis match.
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.