By Chris Epting

Baseball's lengthy and storied background in l. a. has been performed at venues together with the turn-of-the-century Chutes Park, which was once a part of an leisure park, in addition to Gilmore box, the place the Hollywood Stars performed, and Wrigley box, the place many video clips and tv exhibits have been filmed. The 1923-vintage la Memorial Coliseum turned the Dodgers' first domestic in California in 1958, once they moved from Brooklyn. higher l. a. additionally featured specialist baseball at Olive Memorial Stadium in Burbank, Brookside Park in Pasadena, on Catalina Island, plus at various diamonds all through Orange and Riverside Counties, the place legends together with Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Connie Mack seemed. such a lot enthusiasts comprehend Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium, yet many different historical ballparks existed in Southern California. Their pictures are accrued jointly the following for the 1st time.

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She has no teeth, so her face collapses around her mouth. There is no mouth, really, just a dark hole that is sucked in and spits out words. Mr. Sheehan just stood in the doorway looking one second at his wife and the next at his mother as if he didn’t know which side to choose. Then he started coughing and went inside. He’s very sickly looking. I would hate to be married to someone like that — sick, can’t make up his mind. But he should be on his wife’s side. 27 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24S 25R 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 H24 G25 October 4, 1903 Am I not good writing this first time in English?

I didn’t know what he meant. So, what’s a schnook? I ask. He says it’s a patsy. So, what’s a patsy? I ask. ” The boss in his father’s factory charged him for some cloth that he claims he was shorted on in an order. Yitzy says the boss thinks his father is stealing material to make samples of his own. Yitzy wants him to quit and go to work for Brooks Brothers. But his father is very timid. Nothing like Yitzy. November 19, 1903 I cannot stop thinking about Marie Curie. Imagine a woman being a scientist!

Mandy brought over The New York Times and some other papers and there were pictures of the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, and their wonderful flying machine. They call it an airplane. On December 17, on the third day of Hanukkah, as it happened, they flew the machine almost 120 feet in 12 seconds. They actually made four flights on that day at a place called Kitty Hawk. The longest flight was 852 feet and took 59 seconds. Imagine that!

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