Dodger Stadium
60th Anniversary



Posted Monday October 17th 2022

Dodger Stadium 1968 Season Pass
1968 Season Pass

LA Baseball Club Luggage

Dodger Stadium Wall of Tickets
Wall of Tickets

Dodger Stadium Evolution of Dodger Hats
Evolution of Dodger Hats

Dodger Stadium Evolution of Dodger Hats

Dodgers Media Guides

Dodgers Media Guides
Media Guides

Dodgers Media Guides

Dodgers Media Guides

Club Level Hallway

Dodgers Baseball Table
Baseball Table

Dodgers Baseball Table

Dodger Stadium Early Stadium History
Early Stadium History
On September 17, 1959, the Dodgers staged a groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction on their new ballpark at Chavez Ravine. These artifacts represent the early stages of the project, including a view of the construction area which required moving more than eight million yards of cubic earth. Team president Walter O'Malley and lead architect Emil Praeger used this portable model to plan and promote the future Dodger Stadium, which opened on April 10, 1962. The Dodger Stadium painting includes the original plans for cascading fountain behind center field with spotlights that would be activated whenever a Dodger hit a home run. The "Dodgers" wooden panel was part of the Stadium Club decor and the frequent background of a podium during press conferences. From Digout to Dugout

Dodgers Wood Carving
Wood Carving

Dodger Stadium Construction Area
Construction Area

Dodger Stadium 1962 Pavilion Coins
1962 Pavilion Coins
When Dodger Stadium opened in 1962, fans in the left and right field pavilions used these coins, similar to subway tokens, for entry. This saved the cost of printing tickets. But the pennant race in 1962 produced "coin hoarders, " which meant enterprising fans would purchase extra coins to ensure seating for a Dodgers-Giants game in late July. When overflow crowds appeared around the pavilion box offices, the coin concept was scrapped by the fall of that first season.

Ebbets Field Home of the Brooklyn Dodgers
Home of the Brooklyn Dodgers

The Dodgers Memories from Coast to Coast
Memories from Coast to Coast
The 1955 Dodgers won their frst and only championship in the history of the Brooklyn franchise, defeating the New York Yankees in a thrilling seven-game World Series. During the season, the Brooklyn fans celebrated the 36th birthday of shortstop and team captain Pee Wee Reese [], who received a silver plate with the engraved signatures of his teammates.

The Dodgers would move to the West Coast in 1958, but the memories of Brooklyn would never be forgotten. The Los Angeles Dodgers renewed the rivalry with their longtime October rivals in 1963, defeating the Yankees in a four-game sweep that featured a unique Dodger Stadium rally towel that included many of the famous members of the Bronx Bombers. In 2005, the Dodgers staged a 50th anniversary reunion of the 1955 team which included pitcher Johnny Podres, whose 2-0 shutout in Game 7 at Yankee Stadium allowed Dodger fans to abandon their famous battle cry, "Wait 'til next year!"

The Dodgers The Coliseum Years
The Coliseum Years
When the Dodgers moved to the West Coast, they spent their first four seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum from 1958-61. The landmark stadium primarily used for football and track meets was converted into a baseball field using unique dimensions. The distance to the left-held fence was just 250 feet, which necessitated a 40-foot high screen. The power alley to right-center held was 440 feet.

The Dodgers drew more than 78,000 fans for their first Los Angeles home game on April 18, 1958, a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants. A crowd of 93,103 attended a Dodgers-Yankees exhibition game honoring Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella. The Dodgers also established World Series records for attendance in 1959 with three crowds of more than 92,000 fans for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the Fall Classic against the Chicago White Sox. On March 29, 2008, the Dodgers celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Los Angeles arrival with an exhibition game at the Coliseum against the Boston Red Sox. The event drew a record crowd of 115,300.

Dodger Stadium Dodger Tiles
Dodger Tiles

Dodger Stadium Bullpen Cart
Bullpen Cart

Dodger Stadium Bullpen Cart

Dodger Stadium Original Lockers
Original Lockers
These wooden lockers were in the original Dodger Stadium home clubhouse from 1962-2012. The same lockers were utilized in an auxiliary room beyond the Dodger clubhouse area. The "Angels clubhouse," the room named after the American League team which played its home games at Chavez Ravine from 1962-65, also served as the dressing room for the Hollywood Stars exhibition games.

Clubhouse attendants washed the uniforms after every game and let the clothes air dry on wire hangers before returning the jerseys and pants to the corresponding locker. A typical player locker included fan mail, schedules, and other random items collected during a six-month season. Star players generally were assigned lockers in the corner or next to a vacant locker to make room for the media.

Inside their Dodger Stadium clubhouse, (L-R) Joe Ferguson, Von Joshua, Ron Cey and Jimmy Wynn celebrate L.A. winning the pennant over Pittsburgh in the 1974 National League Championship Series.

Dodger Stadium Original Lockers

Dodgers Pitchers October 2, 2016
OCTOBER 2, 2106
7Julio UriasL
22Clayton KershawL
29Scott KazmirL
35Brett AndersonL
36Adam LiberatoreL
38Brandon McCarthyR
43Luis AvilananL
44Rich hillL
46Josh FieldsR
48Brok StewartR
52Pedro BaezR
55Joe BlantonR
56JP HowellL
57Alex WoodL
58Jesse ChavezR
67Louis ColemanR
68Ross StriplingR
71Josh RavinR
74Kenley JansenR
75Grant DaytonL
87Jose DeleonR
33B Chris TaylorR
6PH/SS Charlie CulbersonR
11Josh ReddickL
14PT/2B Kike HernandezR
15C Austin BarnesR
16PH Andre EthierL
17Michah JohnsonL
251B Rob SegedinR
51Carlos RuizR
60Andrew TolesL
41,445 489th Sellout Boyd J Robertson

Dodger Stadium Historic Home Plates
Historic Home Plates
Two home plates from Dodger history
  • One used for the final game at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn on September 24, 1957
  • The other a commemorative home plate presented to Los Angeles Mayor Norris Poulson by Dodger team president Walter O'Malley during Opening Day ceremonies at City Hall on April 18, 1958.

Dodger Stadium Historic Home Plates

Dodger Stadium Evolution of the Glove
Evolution of the Glove
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Dodger Stadium L Andrew Castle Award
L Andrew Castle Award
The L. Andrew Castle Award for photographic excellence is named after the longtime Dodger team photographer, who passed away in 1977. Castle was also a leader in the Avenue of the Athletes project to honor former great athletes in the Echo Park business district. The award, which began for the 1978 season, is presented annually by the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles for the top Dodger photo of the year.

Dodgers 1890-1990
Dodgers 100 Anniversary 1890-1990

Dodgers California Championship Trophy
California Championship Trophy
Awarded to the States Outstanding Major League Baseball Team

Dodger Stadium World Series Years
Dodger Stadium Club
World Series Years
  • Brooklyn 1955
  • LA 1959
  • LA 1963
  • LA 1965
  • LA 1981
  • LA 1988
  • LA 2020

Brooklyn Superbas

Brooklyn Superbas

Brooklyn Superbas

Brooklyn Superbas

Brooklyn Superbas

Dodger Stadium Past Events
Some Past Events
  • Dead & Co
  • Luke Bryan
  • Billy Joel
  • The Beatles
  • The Classic West
    • Eagles
    • Fleetwood Mac
    • Steely Dan
    • Journey
    • The Doobie Brothers
    • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
  • Elton John
  • Paul McCartney
  • Guns N Roses
  • Wango Tango - Blonde
  • ACDC
  • The Three Tenors
  • Motocross
  • 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Sports Car Race
  • Golf Show
  • Pope John Paul II
  • LA Marathon

Dodger Stadium Past Events

Dodger Stadium Vintage Signs
CLub Level Section 239

Dodger Stadium Old Signs

Los Angeles Dodgers Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star