Baseball in L.A.

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“Gilmore Field opened on May 2, 1939 and was the home of the Hollywood Stars until September 5, 1957.

“The team that came to be known as the Hollywood Stars took a circuitous route on its way to Los Angeles.  It began its existence in 1903…[and played in various cities for various owners until the latest] moved the team to Los Angeles for the 1926 season. Originally they were known as the Hollywood Bees, but soon changed their name to the Hollywood Stars.

“After but one season, the team was sold to new owners, among them Bob Cobb of Brown Derby Restaurant fame and the inventor of the California Cobb Salad. In their salad days, as it were, the Stars attracted glamorous actors and other celebrities or anyone else who wanted to be “seen”, much as Dodger Stadium would later.”

Excerpts from http://waterandpower.org/museum/Baseball_in_Early_LA.html .

Image from LA Public Library Image Archive via http://waterandpower.org/museum/Baseball_in_Early_LA.html .

 

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