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59 years of cheering on the Dodgers in Los Angeles

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2014 and has been updated with the most recent information.

Los Angeles may arrive in the third inning and leave in the seventh, but that doesn’t mean we’re not good fans to the Dodgers.

Starting even before Walter O’Malley relocated the team to Los Angeles in 1958, Angelenos have been cheering for and supporting the Boys of Summer, from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela to Orel Hershiser to Yasiel Puig, first at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and then, starting in 1962, at Dodger Stadium.

In honor of the World Series starting today at home against the Houston Astros, let’s take a look back at Dodgers fans through the ages:

April 10, 1962: On opening day of the first season at Dodger Stadium, “Fans lined up to see the new ballpark, then awaited the first pitch.”
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
April 18, 1958: “The team rides in a motorcade parade down Broadway, en route to its first game in Los Angeles: A 6-5 win over the San Francisco Giants before 78,672 fans at the Coliseum.”
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
June 2, 1958: “Never in the history of baseball did a team—a last place team—receive such a welcome as that accorded the Dodgers last night at International Airport, where some 7,500 rabid fans met the club.”
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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A Dodger fan’s tattoo of sportscaster Vin Scully is seen at the premiere of ‘Bluetopia’ at the Pacific Design Center on April 18, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.
Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images
October 3, 1959: “Here are some of the 5,000 greeters at airport last night as the Dodgers returned from Chicago where they evened the series yesterday. What a day it’ll be at the Coliseum tomorrow!”
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Dodger Fan Club enthusiasts at the airport on October 3, 1959. “They and all Southern Californians are ready for the very first World Series Game ever to be played in Los Angeles. Coliseum will be rocking tomorrow!”
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers hold up a sign intended for Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on July 31, 2007.
Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images
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A young fan in face paint at a game versus the Giants.
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October 8, 1963: “Mrs. Green simply held out her Dodger apron!” Mrs. Green’s apron reads “The heck with housework, let’s see the Dodgers play!”
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection

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