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U.S. Tightens Border; DiMaggio and the Angels?

September 22, 2009 |  8:00 am

Sept. 22, 1969, Cover

Sept. 22, 1969: The U.S. tightens inspections at the border as part of Operation Intercept.

Sept. 22, 1969, Hippies

And hippies gather at Griffith Park.

Sept. 22, 1969, Akron

Akron had everything for the swinging bachelor pad -- including armor.

Sept. 22, 1969, Li'l Abner

Al Capp satirized all sorts of people and popular culture in the 1960s. In this panel, he makes fun of Philip Roth's bestseller "Portnoy's Complaint." 

Sept. 22, 1969, Paint Your Wagon

An ad for "Paint Your Wagon" by Peter Max, an artist who helped define the look of the 1960s. His artwork used to be everywhere.

Sept. 22, 1969, Sports

The Yankee Clipper as Angel manager in 1970?

Joe DiMaggio's name surfaced in a story by The Times' John Wiebusch on potential replacements for Angel Manager Lefty Phillips. DiMaggio was in the mix but only because he was telling associates he wanted no part of a managerial job. Smart man.

Others rumored to be possibilities included another former Yankee player, Hank Bauer, and Red Schoendienst, who had been a player, coach and manager with the Cardinals.

Of course, none of those potential managers actually took over. Phillips stayed for the disaster that became the Angels' 1970 season.

--Keith Thursby