May 7, 1959: Dodgers Honor Roy Campanella as Coliseum Crowd Sets Record

May 7,1959, Los Angeles Times

Keith Thursby has the story of Roy Campanella being honored in a ceremony during an exhibition game at the Coliseum between the Dodgers and Yankees. The game raised nearly $60,000 for the former Dodger catcher, who was partially paralyzed in a 1958 car crash.

The story originally appeared on in 2009 and is available via

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