February 21st, 2013

West Coast Option

February 21, 1957 – The Brooklyn Dodgers acquire the territorial rights to the Los Angeles market from Cubs owner Phil Wrigley, who trades his Los Angeles Angels franchise in the Pacific Coast League in exchange for the Dodgers’ Ft. Worth club in the Texas League. The Dodgers also give the Cubs an undisclosed amount of cash and the deal includes the Wrigley Field ballpark located at 42nd Place and Avalon Blvd., which the Dodger president Walter O’Malley later will use as part of a deal for the Chavez Ravine property for the future Dodger Stadium.