L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog looks at the history of Los Angeles baseball stadiums, from the ballparks that hosted the Hollywood Stars and Los Angeles Angels to the controversial creation of Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine:
Last week, major league baseball returned to Dodger Stadium, a ballpark remembered by sports fans as a classic venue for the national pastime, where Sandy Koufax and Fernando Valenzuela once submitted opposing batters under warm summer skies. The ballpark is also known, less proudly, as the culmination of a redevelopment project that displaced Mexican-American families from their hillside community. This story of the stadium's controversial creation, as well as the story of the L.A. ballparks that preceded it, is revealed through photographs and other images from Southern California's archives.
Keep reading the full post at the KCET website.