Tag Archives: baseball

Oct. 25, 1907: L.A. Bids Adieu to the Boys of Summer as Pacific Coast League Ends Season

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. “A dollar’s worth of wholesome fun is really worth a dollar and a half ($40.04 USD 2017).”

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Babe Comes Home’ Ushers in Baseball Season

Babe Ruth in “Babe Comes Home,” Motion Picture News. Play ball! This week sees the start of another baseball season in the United States, once the most popular pastime of average Americans and considered as American as motherhood and apple … Continue reading

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‘Laura’ — The Making of a Film Noir Classic, Part 20

“I stood beside him in the bay window of Laura’s living room. East 62nd Street had yielded to the spirit of carnival…” The 200 block of East 62nd Street, New York, via Google Street View. In case you just tuned … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Play ball! Motion Picture Studios Play Baseball

The Selig baseball team, courtesy of the Collections of the Margaret Herrick Library Long before there was radio, television, the Internet, social media, computer games or rotisserie leagues, major league baseball dominated the American landscape. For decades, it filled newspaper … Continue reading

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LAPD Officer Accused of Hitting Handcuffed Prisoner, March 5, 1914

March 5, 1914: Spring training! I jumped back to 1914 to see if I could find out anything about the Police Commissions order against non-Asian women in Oriental cafes. No luck, alas, but I did find a couple of goodies. … Continue reading

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Jerry Lewis – The Day the Clown Played Baseball

I was fairly certain that I had written about this uniform – or at least a uniform – for Jerry Lewis’ baseball team, the Clowns, but I can’t seem to locate the post anywhere. In any event, a uniform for … Continue reading

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N.Y. Bans Night Baseball!

May 19, 1942: It’s officially straw hat season in Los Angeles, so men, dump that felt chapeau and get yourself a nice Panama. Lee Shippey writes that the evacuation of the Japanese has forced many (white) Angelenos to get back … Continue reading

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