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1965 Dodger fans

1965 Dodger fans

June 2, 1965: Dodger Booster Club members Gladys Fuqua, left, Rolfe Larsen, center, and Vangie Scoler take in a doubleheader at Dodger Stadium while listening to Vin Scully describe the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

But on June 2, the Dodgers were playing in St. Louis. These fans were rooting for former Dodgers playing for the Washington Senators against the Los Angeles Angels.

Staff writer John Hall reported in the next morning’s Los Angeles Times:

It’s still Dodger Stadium – even when the Angels are in town.

Big Frank Howard, Ken McMullen, Phil Ortega and the rest of the Dodger exes now performing for Washington proved that fact rather embarrassingly here Wednesday night as they smashed out a twin-bill sweep over the Angels, 13-0 and 7-1.

Top noisemaker in the “homecoming party” was Frank the Tank, who ripped two homers and a double and drove in four runs in the first game romp that left Fred Newman (6-3) battered and bruised in his worst licking as an Angel.

But Howard wasn’t the only giant. All the former National Leaguers had a ball – an American League ball, that is.

This photo by former staff photographer Cal Montney was published in the June 4, 1965, edition of The Times.

In 1966, the Angels moved to their own stadium in Anaheim.

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