Chessman's Execution Upheld; Drysdale Throws Perfect Innings
July 8, 1959: The state Supreme Court upholds Caryl Chessman's death sentence. A fire breaks out at the compressor plant at Kanola and Fullerton roads in Union Oil's drilling field.
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Kanola and Fullerton via Google maps' street view.
Drysdale struck out Nellie Fox, Al Kaline, Rocky Colavito and pitcher Early Wynn.
Mays' triple made the difference in the eighth inning off the Yankees' Whitey Ford.
The all-stars would visit Los Angeles later in the summer, since 1959 was the first of baseball's short-lived experiment with two all-star games each season.