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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wally Moon, They Missed You

The Dodgers hosted the Red Sox in the Los Angeles Coliseum to mark the 50th anniversary of the Dodgers' move to Los Angeles. When the Bums moved to L.A., they played in the Coliseum, a stadium so ill-fit for baseball that the distance from home to the left field fence was 201 feet.

Read all about it here, and, no, even with similar field measurements, the game didn't have a football-like score.

Oh, Wally Moon, for what it's worth, used to hit long pop flied over the high screen in left for home runs, prompting the media to label them as "Moon shots."