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Commemorate Dodger Stadium’s 60th Anniversary with Dodgers’ Team Historian Mark Langill

Published on Aug 2, 2022

The Pasadena Museum of History and the University Club of Pasadena will commemorate Dodger Stadium’s 60th Anniversary with fascinating talk by Mark Langill, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ team historian and its publications editor, on Thursday, Aug. 4, starting at 7 p.m.

Since 1962, Dodger Stadium has become an iconic fixture in Los Angeles. Set in the heart of Los Angeles, located in the valley of Chavez Ravine, the 56,000-seat venue is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The stadium has not only hosted Dodgers’ home games but also countless events over its 60 years.

In his presentation, Mark Langill explores the history of the iconic stadium and how it became home to the LA Dodgers.

As Team Historian of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Langill has written five Dodger-related books, including “Dodger Stadium” and “Dodgers: Game of My Life.” In the hardcover “Dodger Stadium,” Langill describes how team president Walter O’Malley, in 1962, envisioned the stadium to become one of professional baseball’s most striking pieces of architecture, standing in the shadow of the dramatic San Gabriel Mountains.

Constructed entirely with private funds, Dodger Stadium has not only transformed since then into a world-class baseball park, and hosted eight World Series, an All-Star contest, and hundreds of action-filled games through the years, during which the Dodgers won eight National League championships and four World Series.

The stadium has also been much more than a sporting ground, hosting Olympic ceremonies and events, a papal visit from John Paul II in 1987, and world-renowned musical events, ranging from Elton John to KISS to The Three Tenors.

Langill writes regularly for the Dodger Insider blog.

As an optional pre-lecture dining opportunity, the University Club of Pasadena’s dinner service will be available to all program attendees before the start of the presentation. Dinner service hours are 4:30 to 7 p.m.

To RSVP for the dinner, email dnevarez@pasadenahistory.org or call (626) 577-1660.

To purchase tickets, visit https://tinyurl.com/53h3ykzd. Dinner is not included in the ticket price.

The University Club of Pasadena is at 175 N. Oakland Ave.

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