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Dodger Stadium a view from the stands
David Kelly, April 15, 2022

A little over a month ago the prospect of Major League Baseball’s opening day arriving on time looked bleak at best and the possibility of a long work stoppage loomed. Thankfully, everyone came to their senses and another baseball season has started.


Close-up view of a Dodger player's hat, glove, and ball left on the field
Bob Timmermann, September 02, 2021

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.


Jackie Robinson and Ruby Dee
Juliette Minton, February 26, 2020

“I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me...all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”—Jackie Robinson


Sandy Koufax at the pitch
Mary McCoy, May 01, 2018

If you're an Angeleno with even a casual interest in the Dodgers, you've probably heard of veteran baseball writer Jon Weisman.


Montage of four photographs and a ticket for the opening game of the Los Angeles Dodgers, April 18, 1958.
Bob Timmermann, March 28, 2018

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.


African-American woman holding up a Los Angeles Public Library card. Only her hand and card are visible. It's a bright sunny day at Dodger stadium where this photograph took place.
Eileen Ybarra, October 27, 2017

The excitement is heating up as the Dodgers head into the weekend for Game 3 in Houston to face the Astros. The series is currently tied at 1-1. Here at the Los Angeles Public Library we are big supporters of our hometown team.


Baseball player
Christa Deitrick, April 14, 2017

April is National Poetry Month, and it's also the month that Major League Baseball kicks off a brand-new season. What better way to celebrate than by combining the two?


Babe Ruth
Kelly Wallace, September 30, 2014

On this date in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the year, breaking his own record of 59 set in 1921 and setting a mark that would last until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. He hit it off Tom Zachary, a 31-year-old left-hander pitching for the Washington Senators.


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