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September 15, 1998 | TIM KAWAKAMI, Times Staff Writer
TOM LASORDA, manager. What he's doing now: interim general manager, Dodgers. Memory: "You know who I had out there in the last game of the World Series? Hershiser, Dempsey, Stubbs, Sax, Griffin, Hamilton, Hatcher in left, Shelby and Danny Heep in right. . . . [Before Game 4], I wasn't going to have a meeting that night. But then [Bill] Russell came over and told me that Mike Marshall couldn't play. And that really burned me up. So I had a meeting and did a little screaming and hollering.
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May 5, 1999 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was fun while it lasted. . . . John F. Kennedy was nominated for president in the new Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in 1960 at the same convention that Sen. Eugene McCarthy made his stirring speech in favor of Adlai Stevenson. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke there in 1961, to an overflow crowd--some 18,000 inside, and, after fire marshals said no one else could enter, an estimated 10,000 listening on a hastily built sound system in the parking lot.
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March 28, 1999 | Cecilia Rasmussen
"The only thing to be said for American women is they are usually very well dressed and extraordinarily good looking." --George Bernard Shaw What Babe Ruth was to baseball, May Sutton Bundy was to tennis. She was not only America's first Wimbledon champion of either sex, but its first authentic female sports celebrity. From queen of the All England Tennis Club to queen of Pasadena's Tournament of Roses, Bundy thrilled crowds and filled record books with her accomplishments.
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March 28, 1999 | Cecilia Rasmussen
"The only thing to be said for American women is they are usually very well dressed and extraordinarily good looking." --George Bernard Shaw What Babe Ruth was to baseball, May Sutton Bundy was to tennis. She was not only America's first Wimbledon champion of either sex, but its first authentic female sports celebrity. From queen of the All England Tennis Club to queen of Pasadena's Tournament of Roses, Bundy thrilled crowds and filled record books with her accomplishments.
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November 2, 1995 | JIM MURRAY
The "100 Greatest Moments in Los Angeles Sports History." What do you think they are? The Los Angeles Sports Council thinks it knows. It's publishing a book, "Unforgettable! The 100 Greatest Moments in Los Angeles Sports History," and holding a banquet in Pauley Pavilion on Nov. 12 to celebrate its release. I know what the 100 are, and I know what the top 12 of these are. But not the order in which they have been picked. I hate to be quarrelsome, but my personal pick is not in there.
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November 13, 1995 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
The greatest moment in Los Angeles sports history turned out to be one swing of the bat by a barely ambulatory Dodger. It happened in 1988 in Game One of the World Series, when Kirk Gibson hobbled out of the training room, hobbled to the plate and hobbled around the bases after hitting an unthinkable home run that led the Dodgers to the championship over the Oakland A's.
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May 5, 1999 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was fun while it lasted. . . . John F. Kennedy was nominated for president in the new Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in 1960 at the same convention that Sen. Eugene McCarthy made his stirring speech in favor of Adlai Stevenson. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke there in 1961, to an overflow crowd--some 18,000 inside, and, after fire marshals said no one else could enter, an estimated 10,000 listening on a hastily built sound system in the parking lot.
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September 5, 1997 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saturday's college football day-night deluxe won't be the first time USC and UCLA have played critical nonconference games in the Southland on the same day. Perhaps you've forgotten Oct. 9, 1920, the afternoon the Trojans dusted Caltech, 46-7, at Bovard Field, while the second-year cub team over at UCLA was getting waxed by Occidental at Moore Field, 21-0.
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August 29, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Coliseum is one man's palace and another man's pit. One person sees the aged walls as full of history. Another thinks the walls should be history--or at least have luxury suites installed within them. USC simply sees its glorious old home--for three-quarters of a century and 485 games, 346 of them victories. When the Trojans play Purdue on Sunday in the Pigskin Classic, it will mark the beginning of their 75th-anniversary season in a stadium that first hosted a USC game on Oct.
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September 15, 1998 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All of it seems to exist in shaky focus now, captured on unsteady videotape and in heart-pounding memories. Did an earthquake rumble here for a whole baseball season in 1988, scrambling all of our senses and snapping the bonds of logic? Look, there's Kirk Gibson emerging from the Dodger clubhouse back onto the field one last time on wounded legs, plucking a ball a foot off the ground, sending it soaring into the right-field pavilion.
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September 15, 1998 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All of it seems to exist in shaky focus now, captured on unsteady videotape and in heart-pounding memories. Did an earthquake rumble here for a whole baseball season in 1988, scrambling all of our senses and snapping the bonds of logic? Look, there's Kirk Gibson emerging from the Dodger clubhouse back onto the field one last time on wounded legs, plucking a ball a foot off the ground, sending it soaring into the right-field pavilion.
SPORTS
September 15, 1998 | TIM KAWAKAMI, Times Staff Writer
TOM LASORDA, manager. What he's doing now: interim general manager, Dodgers. Memory: "You know who I had out there in the last game of the World Series? Hershiser, Dempsey, Stubbs, Sax, Griffin, Hamilton, Hatcher in left, Shelby and Danny Heep in right. . . . [Before Game 4], I wasn't going to have a meeting that night. But then [Bill] Russell came over and told me that Mike Marshall couldn't play. And that really burned me up. So I had a meeting and did a little screaming and hollering.
SPORTS
August 29, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Coliseum is one man's palace and another man's pit. One person sees the aged walls as full of history. Another thinks the walls should be history--or at least have luxury suites installed within them. USC simply sees its glorious old home--for three-quarters of a century and 485 games, 346 of them victories. When the Trojans play Purdue on Sunday in the Pigskin Classic, it will mark the beginning of their 75th-anniversary season in a stadium that first hosted a USC game on Oct.
SPORTS
September 5, 1997 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saturday's college football day-night deluxe won't be the first time USC and UCLA have played critical nonconference games in the Southland on the same day. Perhaps you've forgotten Oct. 9, 1920, the afternoon the Trojans dusted Caltech, 46-7, at Bovard Field, while the second-year cub team over at UCLA was getting waxed by Occidental at Moore Field, 21-0.
SPORTS
November 13, 1995 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
The greatest moment in Los Angeles sports history turned out to be one swing of the bat by a barely ambulatory Dodger. It happened in 1988 in Game One of the World Series, when Kirk Gibson hobbled out of the training room, hobbled to the plate and hobbled around the bases after hitting an unthinkable home run that led the Dodgers to the championship over the Oakland A's.
SPORTS
November 2, 1995 | JIM MURRAY
The "100 Greatest Moments in Los Angeles Sports History." What do you think they are? The Los Angeles Sports Council thinks it knows. It's publishing a book, "Unforgettable! The 100 Greatest Moments in Los Angeles Sports History," and holding a banquet in Pauley Pavilion on Nov. 12 to celebrate its release. I know what the 100 are, and I know what the top 12 of these are. But not the order in which they have been picked. I hate to be quarrelsome, but my personal pick is not in there.
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