New Neighbors

October 26, 1960 – The American League votes to expand to 10 teams, including a franchise in Los Angeles to compete with the Dodgers in the Southern California market. Dodger team president Walter O’Malley protested the decision, saying “We expected American League baseball eventually on the West Coast. We had hoped to get our own problems in pioneering the territory and building our stadium behind us before the relatives moved in.” The Los Angeles Angels played at Wrigley Field for their first season in 1961. The Angels played at Dodger Stadium from 1962-65, but called the ballpark “Chavez Ravine” in their promotional material and ticket stock.

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