September 27, 2009 | 8:00
Sept. 27, 1959: Not so fast.
The Cubs routed the Dodgers, 12-2, and the Braves edged the
Phillies, 3-2, creating another tie atop the National League standings.
The Dodgers could have clinched at least a tie for the N.L. title with a victory.
The Giants were still in it, since they beat the Cardinals in the
first game of a doubleheader and were rained out in the second. But
they needed to sweep the next day's doubleheader and hope the Dodgers
and Braves didn't win.
Bob Frampton writes of the Beats: "A
tumble of words about a train in the night.
In the dingy, badly lighted coffee house
with 30 or so young people listening ...
... "We've got the beginnings for an American art renaissance here and being let alone to work without a lot of unnecessary rules somebody else made is a big part of it."
The Rams lost their season opener at the Coliseum, 23-21 to the New
York Giants, who were led by a couple of future broadcasters.
Pat Summerall kicked three field goals, including one with 1:58
remaining, to lead the Giants. Frank Gifford scored a touchdown for New
More than 71,000 people were at the Coliseum. Tell me again why L.A.
can't support a pro football team? The town sure did a good job once
upon a time.