Dodgers History

Martin Luther King Game

March 28, 1970 – An exhibition game with stars from various Major League teams is staged at Dodger Stadium in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The “East-West Classic” features former Yankees great Joe DiMaggio as manager of the East, and former catcher Roy Campanella pilots the West squad. Jim “Mudcat” Grant performed the National Anthem. The game drew 31,694 fans and proceeds went to Dr. King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference and a memorial center planned in Atlanta.