April 18, 1958

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Above, note that Robin Ogle was drafted by the Dodgers as a first baseman in 1972. Below, The Times drops the nameplate for the Dodgers’ mug shots and runs a nice, deep picture of Carl Erskine … Also note the Jack Smith byline on the story about the murder of Cecil "Hard Rock" Thomas.

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2 Responses to April 18, 1958

  1. Jeff Prescott says:

    What a great Times front page!
    –But, only 78,672 showed up…
    I know the Herald sold a special “Baseball Edition/Program”
    outside the Coliseum and at Dodger Stadium.
    The Herald also sold Football and Horse Racing editions.
    I have many in my collection.
    The Times also had Football and Racing editions.
    I have an old Herald-Express “Newsboy” badge from the Coliseum….

    Like

  2. N. Gray says:

    Thats my dad, Dick Gray , the sixth man next to Charlie Neal . He hitthe firsthome run for the LA Dodgers

    Like

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