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Pre-1959

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Red Grange in 1925. (Times archives)
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The 1925 Los Angeles Angels ()
Low rise
Miss May Sutton in 1912, the tennis champion of America and England, who never lost a set in a championship match. (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)
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)
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)
Art Aragon, 1927-2008
Art Aragon, show in a file photo dated 1949, never won a world title but made the World Boxing Hall of Fame on the strength of a 90-20-6 record and major bouts at the Olympic Auditorium and other venues. (LA Times)
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Seabiscuit (right) holds off Kayak II in Seabiscuit’s final race in 1940 at Santa Anita. (Times archives)
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Contender Carl “Bobo” Olson (L) is dazed by a left jab from middleweight champion Sugar Ray Robinson in the third round of their 15 round bout at Wrigley Field in 1956. Robinson defeated Olson in the final minute of the fourth round, knocking out the former champ and retaining his title. (Bettmann/CORBIS)
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During the 1950’s Osenbaugh pitched for the Sacramento Solons of the old Pacific Coast League. He’s a Stanford University MBA graduate and former California Coastal Commission member. (Don Bartlettie / LAT)
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Dodger Coach Charlie Dressen, left, and Manager Walt Alston ride to their first game in Los Angeles in grand style with caravan down Broadway to celebrate their arrival from Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1958. (John Malmin / LAT)
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