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COINING GOLD IN THE CELLAR
James Murray
June 30, 1958
The Dodgers are the worst team in the league and are also making the most money. But our Los Angeles correspondent says the loyalty of the Angelenos is not even strained
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June 30, 1958

Coining Gold In The Cellar

The Dodgers are the worst team in the league and are also making the most money. But our Los Angeles correspondent says the loyalty of the Angelenos is not even strained

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On the whole, the advent of the Dodgers into Los Angeles is working out just fine. A new ball park will have to be built—or the fence in the Coliseum will have to be moved back 50 feet (expensive at $5,000 or more a foot). But the Dodgers are quite clearly a part of Los Angeles and Los Angeles a part of baseball. If the yardstick is Abner Doubleday's, baseball here is less than a smashing success. But baseball is also show business. As such, it must be measured by P. T. Barnum's yardstick also. On that scale, L.A.'s is the greatest show on earth.

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