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Dodger's New Stadium in Chavez Ravine is Dedicated

Apr. 9, 1962 - Eager citizens, proud civic leaders, and jubilant baseball dignitaries today joined to dedicate the Los Angeles Dodgers’ new multi-million-dollar, 56,000-seat stadium in Chavez Ravine. Ford Frick, the commissioner of baseball, led the personalities who took part in the formal opening of the ultra-modern, four-deck stadium. Others at the dedication ceremonies were Walter O’Malley, president of the Dodgers; and Robert O. Reynolds, president of the Los Angeles Angels of the American League, who will also use the stadium. Baseball will make its first appearance Thursday when a capacity crowd is expected to watch the opening game between the Dodgers and the Reds.

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