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  • Preston Gomez dies at 86; consultant was with Angels for 27 years

    Preston Gomez dies at 86; consultant was with Angels for 27 years
    Preston Gomez, the longtime Angels scouting consultant who had been third-base coach for the Dodgers when they won the 1965 World Series, died Tuesday, nine months after being seriously injured in a freak accident at a Blythe, Calif., gas station. He was 86.
  • White Sox Joke About Coliseum Screen

    Oct 4, 1959: The screen. The White Sox got their first real look at the Coliseum and were less than impressed. Puzzled might be a better description. "I wonder how a fellow ever gets the side out. I guess you gotta be a positive thinker," said Dick...

    Sox Face Sudden Death Against Dodgers

    Oct. 6, 1959. Two Rembrandts, a Rubens and a Renoir are among stolen paintings recovered by Canadian authorities. The Dodgers were one win away from a World Championship, their 5-4 victory over the White Sox in front of another record Coliseum crowd...

    Matt Weinstock, April 8, 1960

    “And When You Go Up to the Front Desk, the Librarian Looks at You With Her Great Big Eyes, and She….” The Fourth at State A crew of painters has been working on the sixth floor of the Hall of Justice, where the district attorney's offices are...