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Boxing Promoter Beaten; Dodgers Sign Chavez Ravine Deal

June 4, 2009 |  7:00 am
June 4, 1959, RRRing

June 4, 1959, Mars
Life on Mars!
June 4, 1959, Bacardi
June 4, 1959, Cover
Boxing promoter Jackie Leonard had testified before the State Athletic Commission about mob influence in prizefighting. View this page

June 4, 1959, Jackie Leonard

June 4, 1959, No Jazz

American jazz?  Nyet!

June 4, 1959, Somoza and Hillinger
Charles Hillinger interviews Nicaragua's Luis Somoza.
June 4, 1959, Nikabob

June 4, 1959, Movies
Carole Baker ... Jeffrey Hunter ... Richard Nixon ... View this page

June 4, 1959, Youth

American youth are gullible ... and ungrateful!

June 4, 1959, Sports The Dodgers and city officials signed their contract to build a stadium in Chavez Ravine, a year to the day after Los Angeles voters narrowly approved the plans.

Dodgers owner Walter O'Mslley continued to publicly state he was optimistic the Dodgers could open the 1960 season in their new ballpark even though reports to the north suggested the Giants, who didn't have a controversy over where to build their stadium, were behind in their plans to open Candlestick Park..

Dodger players couldn't wait to get out of the Coliseum.

"When we get into our new stadium the fans of Los Angeles will see major league baseball the way it should be played," Don Drysdale said.

"D'ya think O'Malley can use me this winter building the stadium? Seriously, it's great news," Duke Snider said.

--Keith Thursby