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Jackie Robinson’s high school baseball team, Muir High

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Muir players gather during a pitching change on April 24. The tattered field conditions include clumps of dying grass in the infield, chunks of dirt in a rutted right field and a sloping hill toward a muddy basin in left field.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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The horrible field conditions at Muir high match the product on the diamond, a baseball team that has been outscored by an average of a dozen runs during this winless season.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Robert Galvan

Muir Coach Robert Galvan speaks words of encouragement to his team after another loss. Jackie Robinson’s former high school team has gone 2-55 while being outscored, 635-96, in the last three seasons.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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Muir baseball players bring equipment to a shed -- which is supposed to be a team locker room/bathroom, but the players won’t use it because of the nasty conditions -- behind the field on April 24.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Storage shed

A Muir baseball player stores his equipment in a room that was meant to be a team locker room/bathroom but is only used for storage because of the nasty conditions.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Robert Galvan, Mike Morales

Muir Coach Robert Galvan comforts third baseman Mike Morales after a throwing error on April 24.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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Muir baseball coaches encourage players as they come off the field between innings on April 24.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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Muir baseball players cheer on teammates during a 9-4 loss to Pasadena on April 24. The Mustangs are 0-16 this season.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Muir bullpen

Muir softball players use the weed-ridden makeshift bullpen as the baseball team plays in the background on April 24.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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