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Dodgers Open With 11th Inning Win Over Cubs, 3-2

April 13, 1960, Dodgers

April 13, 1960, Dodgers

April 13, 1960: The Dodgers opened the season with another record crowd at the Coliseum, with 67,550 fans watching a 3-2 victory over the Cubs. Chuck Essegian's home run made the difference and Don Drysdale stuck out 14 as the opening night starter.

The crowd was the biggest for a National League night opener.

The Times ran a short story about someone who complained to police after he wasn't allowed in the Coliseum. His three tickets bought for $1 each were phony.

Dick Walsh, the Dodgers' assistant general manager, said the tickets didn't have seat numbers and other items found on real tickets. The Times said the case "touched off a possibly large scale forgery operation."

--Keith Thursby

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