Monday, August 9, 2010

1962 Chavez Ravine

The Angels left little Wrigley Field after that first season and moved into the brand new Dodger Stadium.

Dodger Stadium became the home of the Los Angeles Angels between 1962 and 1965, sharing the stadium with the Dodgers. To avoid constantly referring to their landlords, the Angels called the park Chávez Ravine Stadium (or just "Chávez Ravine"), after the former geographic feature in which the stadium had been constructed. The Angels drew 1,144,063 in 1962, almost double what they drew at Wrigley Field the year before. That first year they coexisted pretty well with the Dodgers but eventually realized their need for their own fan base and their own stadium. They moved to Anaheim Stadium in 1966.

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