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Dodger Tickets Selling Fast, February 13, 1959

February 13, 2009 |  8:00 am
This 1959 World Series ticket has been listed on EBay with Buy It Now for $100.

1959_0213_dodgers Dodger tickets for 1959 were going fast.

The team already had grossed $1,250,000 in box seat sales for upcoming games at the Coliseum, according to business manager Harold Parrot, who talked to The Times' Jeane Hoffman.

"It's a terrific vote of confidence. And I think Chavez Ravine being settled helped our ticket sales," Parrott said. "People felt they could bear with the Coliseum's drawbacks for one more season."

This guy was some salesman. He apparently asked the Dodgers to move their dugout because "60% of the reserved seats remain on the third-base side instead of behind the Dodger dugout," Hoffman wrote.

The Dodgers turned down that plan and Hoffman, always looking for a chuckle, had an explanation: "Dodger brass felt it would be betraying those who purchased box seats behind first to get a close look at Walt Alston's bald spot."

-- Keith Thursby