The recent passing of Vin Scully has resulted in innumerable obituaries, most of which will be far more eloquent than what this one will be. For someone who held the same job for 67 straight years, 59 of them in the same city, you tend to have a well-known reputation.
Coming off a World Series win in 2020, the Los Angeles Dodgers were expected to easily win the National League West Division for the ninth straight time. But, for reasons that confound many baseball experts, the Dodgers’ archnemesis, the San Francisco Giants, stubbornly hold on to first place.
On April 18, 1958, Major League Baseball finally arrived in what was then the country’s third-largest city. The brand new Los Angeles Dodgers were going to play their first official home game against their fellow, exported from New York arch-rivals, the San Francisco Giants.
In 1995, after playing in Southern California for nearly 50 years, the Los Angeles Rams left the West Coast for the Midwest, to become the St. Louis Rams. They would stay there for 21 years, winning one Super Bowl title and losing in a second, before coming back to the Southland last year.