All-around great
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1930s

All-around great
ALL-AROUND GREAT
Mildred “Babe” Didrikson won the women’s javelin throw” at the 1932 Olympics, one of two gold medals she earned, and became an inspiration to female athletes. (Times archives)
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Athletes from Japan march into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the opening ceremonies of the 1932 Olympic Games. (Associated Press)
The way it was
THE WAY IT WAS, THE WAY IT IS
A Hollywood Star player slides into home on a close play during a 1939 game. The arrival of the immediately successful Dodgers in 1958 helped usher the Stars from the hearts of Los Angeles’ fans. (Jack Herod / LAT)
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