Went to Dodger Stadium a few weeks ago for a ballgame. It’s a beautiful park in a beautiful setting. Had a great time with my mom. We had Dodger Dogs, heard Vin Scully and rooted for the home team. But I couldn’t help thinking about what had happened there in the years leading up to the team’s move from Brooklyn. I first learned of the struggle for what is now the “Home of the Dodgers” from the musician Ry Cooder when he put out his “Chavez Ravine” record about ten years ago. The music is excellent. The story….
Music: Thee Midniters – Chicano Power
Music: Lalo Guerrero – Los Chucos Suaves
Video: The Battle For Chavez Ravine
Video: First Game at Dodger Stadium – April 10, 1962
Video: Barry Goldwater at Dodger Stadium 1964
Video: Club Scene from Criss Cross w/ Lancaster, De Carlo and Curtis