In 1953, when Rosalind "Roz" Wyman became the youngest person elected to the City Council, the 22-year-old began her first term by fighting for a major league baseball team for Los Angeles.
In 1958, she got her wish, and the former Brooklyn Dodgers came to town.
Wyman's crusade, begun 50 years ago, has won her recognition in another baseball league. On Monday, the city named a Little League field at the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center the Roz Wyman Diamond in a ceremony filled with stories of the tenacious woman who had a lot to do with bringing the Dodgers to Los Angeles.
The Wyman diamond became a reality after the Dodgers Dream Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks repainted and rebuilt the backstop and bleachers and added a new scoreboard. This is the fourth field the Dream Foundation has helped to improve in the city.
Mayor James K. Hahn, City Councilman Jack Weiss and members of the Dodger organization told a small crowd of family and friends about Wyman's achievements and how her desire for a Los Angeles sports team became such a huge success.